November 20, 2019
NoMad has choices galore for every occasion from a quick business lunch to a formal night out. There are restaurants, bars and bakeries for brunch, lunch and dinner, where you can find a combination perfectly fitting your desires. Sometimes in our routine we form habits, but PureWow in a recent article reminds us all to explore the richness of the international choices and innovations of great chefs.
You don’t need to look any further than Kew’s very own building at 1133 Broadway to find La Pecora Bianca, where you can get your fill of Italian classics with a twist, including short-rib and brisket meatballs in a hearty pomodoro sauce and a beet carpaccio served with goat cheese, kumquats, and toasted pistachios. The bright, modern space makes this a cheery spot for lunch or weekend brunch, while still being impressive enough for a night out. Don’t forget to enjoy the broad selection of Italian regional wines and a heaping portion of the decadent tiramisu to really make the meal worthwhile.
If your Italian cravings aren’t satisfied by La Pecora Bianca, then head over to the beautiful Caffe Marchio on 30th Street for a proper latte and a tempting array of pastries and sandwiches. Danny Meyer has captured the spirit of a Roman café so you’ll feel like you’ve taken a brief vacation. Pop in during weekday afternoons for half-priced coffees that will give you a much-needed jolt to get you through the rest of the day.
Wander two streets down and you’ll find two places with fast service and nutritious foods, ideal for a speedy lunch at the office. Made Nice on 28th Street offers a higher caliber of standard grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, grain bowls and the famous chicken frites (as well as some self-indulgent Milk & Honey soft-serve ice cream), thought up by the same chef behind the prestigious Eleven Madison Park. KazuNori on that same block, brought to NoMad by Californian sushi company Sugarfish, serves up reliable, well-priced hand rolls in a relaxed counter setting.
For a fancier atmosphere, 28th Street is also home to Quality Eats, with an inventive menu that features tamarind-glazed fried chicken and grilled Nueske’s bacon smothered in peanut butter and jalapeño jelly, as well as classic cuts of steak. Or try out Benno on 27th Street, with an equally creative fusion of Italian and French cuisines prepared under the direction of Michelin star chef Jonathan Benno, formerly of Per Se and Lincoln. Abandon your preconceived culinary notions and sample some American sturgeon caviar served with smoked egg yolks and tater tots for light snacking in their upscale lounge, or enjoy the rabbit confit agnolotti in the spacious art-deco styled dining room.
If you’re looking to share a meal with friends or coworkers in the area, Lamalo on 31st Street has a robust offering of contemporary Middle Eastern spreads and dips, along with freshly baked bread that you will surely fight to keep to yourself, as it is made by the city’s top carb connoisseur — Gadi Peleg, owner of Breads Bakery. Alternately, Atoboy on 28th Street is perfect for a small group that wants to explore chef Junghyun Park’s family-style elevated Korean dishes that change seasonally.
With the wealth of dining options right at your fingertips, NoMad is tastier than ever. Pick up your week—get out and explore something new today.