The Fat Radish is young, hip, and rather delicious.
The menu here is stylish British farm-to-table food served on beautiful plates that focus on seasonal vegetables and more.
The dining room is gorgeous – rustic, bright and airy which turns into a scene spot as the night progresses.
There is the “Scotch Egg” which you must try. There aren’t many good renditions of this classic British dish in New York City and The Fat Radish does a rather good job of it.
A semi-cooked egg is encrusted with a light layer of sausage and then fried to a perfect crispness. Each layer does its job in providing flavor and texture without overpowering each other.
The vegetable plates just blew me away! There was a Saxelby’s creamy burrata served with beets on ‘pizza’ that we couldn’t stop eating.
There was also a really fresh ‘Fried Calamari Salad’ served with jalapeno, chives and lovely leaves.
You will try the burger of course – they had a good one, which is served with their famous ‘Duck Fat’ fries.
I was rather disappointed in their ‘Banoffee Pie’ made with bananas, chocolate and cream. I think the one at The Spotted Pig outdoes theirs.
There was however superb house made strawberry rhubarb doughnuts that made up for my disappointment in the Banoffee.
The Fat Radish has a really good thing going on downtown with their healthy hipster vibe ad chic cool plates of utterly delicious food. I, for one, am a fan!
Here is some of what we ate:
Saxelby’s Cheese Plate
Kale Caesar Salad, Anchovy, Croutons, Bacon, Egg
Grilled Asparagus, Salvatore Ricotta
Fried Calamari Salad
Bacon Cheeseburger, Duck Fat Chips, House Pickles
Roasted Pennsylvania Trout, Wild Rice, Spring Greens, Chervil Oil
Truffled Duck Fat Chips, Parmesan
Banoffee Pie, Bananas, Toffee, Shaved Chocolate