two restaurant reviews in one week? i don’t know what has gotten into me, but i think i like it. maybe this means i need to keep up the going-out-and-taking-pictures-of-my-going-out thing, i don’t know. i don’t wanna get ahead of myself with the goal-setting here. it’s only the first week of the new year, let’s be real. 🙂
so, i finally got back into the “doing brunch” thing last Saturday, which is always one of my absolute favorite things to do in NYC. my friend suggested a new-to-both-of-us place in Greenwich Village, aptly named Greenwich Project.
this place was awesoooommmme. i loved everything about it and have been telling everyone i know to go check it out, and i’m already waiting for someone to suggest brunch this weekend so i can go back. it’s that good.
for starters, it’s absolutely adorable and charming and quaint and just perfect (i’m such a gusher when i like something, i know), with funky artwork all over the brick-and-whitewashed-brick walls and a very airy, elemental environment. it’s a place you walk into and immediately feel like you were hoping it’d be exactly the way it is, and you want to stay. for as long as possible. and bring all your friends.
but you know what definitely was in my budget? the amazing brunch special this place offers: $25 for an entree, a house cocktail (from a very impressive list), mini scones or muffins, and coffee or tea.
considering a brunch entree and one of their amazing cocktails would already set you over $25, this was a no-brainer. this is basically unbeatable in NYC (especially for a place this trendy and delicious), and catapults this spot even higher up on my list of fave new places.
being the utterly-predictable eater/drinker that i am, i ordered the East Side cocktail: fresh cucumber (there it is, my go-to) & lime, vodka, mint. green heaven in a glass.
my friend’s drink was good, too: the 3 Step, which had beer & campari & bourbon and some celery flavoring. i don’t know how they came up with that, but it was interesting and pretty darn tasty. (but not as good as mine. nothing rivals a cucumber vodka cocktail, IMO.)
i didn’t take any pictures of our main meals (chicken paillard salad for me, truffle egg salad w/ toast points for him), but everything was delicious. we had the mini muffins, which were chocolate chip and mixed berry, and even their coffee was fab. kudos, GP. you rocked it all.
so yeah. i mean, i really can’t think of a single negative thing to say about this place, and i sort of want to call them and let them know they need to hire me as their new event coordinator/PR & marketing girl/walking billboard/cocktail-appreciator/biggest fan.
that job description sounds just fine to me.
What do you look for in a good brunch spot?
Fave brunch drink?