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ABC Cocina, Union Square/ Flatiron, NYC

ABC Cocina, Union Square/ Flatiron, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆ ¾

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Grilled Maitake Mushrooms, Raw Shaved Fluke, Guacamole with Grapefruit Salsa

 ABC Cocina is Jean-Georges Vongerichten and executive chef Dan Kluger’s endeavor at inventive, Latin inspired, tapas style fare.

Housed within the stunning ABC Carpet & Home Store, this hot spot is fashioned in abcmkt’s eclectic style – an aesthetic I love (of course everything is available for purchase on the shop floor).

The menu consists of seven sections with choices that range from a “Raw Bar” to “Light and Bright” to “Wood Burning Grill” and more.

The cuisine is based on flavors from Latin America and Spain and is for most part executed rather well. Dishes that blew me away were the “Raw Shaved Fluke with Green Chili Dressing” and the “Grilled Maitake Mushrooms”. Other such as the “Fish Taco” felt lacking in clean flavors and brightness as is was unnecessarily doused with some kind of creamy heavy Russian type dressing. The “Short Rib Tacos” though are a clear winner!

Service was very pleasant but uneven. We were kept waiting for fairly long spells between certain dishes.

I didn’t fall in love with ABC Cocina the way that I did with ABC Kitchen….but the small plate fare piqued my interest enough to make warrant several revisits.

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Guacamole with Grapefruit Salsa

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Raw Shaved Fluke 

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Shrimp with Sizzling Garlic and Chili Oil

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Short Rib Taco

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Fish Taco

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Grilled Maitake Mushrooms

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Salted Caramel ‘Impossible’ Flan

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Soft And Crunchy Almond Cake

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Restaurant Information


* Restaurant Name
ABC Cocina
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Flatiron / Latin American other / Tapas/Small Plates
* Street Address
38 East 19th St. (Between 5th Ave. & Park Ave.), New York, NY 10003
* Phone
(212) 677-2233
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Anjappar, Gramercy/ Curry Hill, NYC

Anjappar, Gramercy/ Curry Hill, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆½

Ambiance: ☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Thali Meal, Kottu paratha, Katrikai Kozambhu

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Gramercy Tavern, Gramercy/Flatiron, NYC

Gramercy Tavern, Gramercy/Flatiron, NYC

 

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Prix – Fixe, Mushroom Lasagna

 

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Maialino, Gramercy , NYC

Maialino, Gramercy , NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Mortadella , Tonnarelli

 

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Junoon, Gramercy, NYC

Junoon, Gramercy, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Eggplant Chaat
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ABC Kitchen, Gramercy/Flatiron, NYC

ABC Kitchen, Gramercy/Flatiron, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆ 

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

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ELEVEN MADISON PARK, GRAMERCY/ FLATIRON, NYC

ELEVEN MADISON PARK, GRAMERCY/ FLATIRON, NYC

Food: ☆☆☆☆ 1/2

Service: ☆☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$$

Fit for: Special Occasion Dining, Fine Dining, Brunch, Private Rooms,People Watching

Special notes: For lunch, Eleven Madison Park offers 3 courses for $56. For dinner, they offer 4 courses for $125, or an 8 course Tasting Menu for $195.


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Pranna : MAD Brunch, Gramercy/ Flatiron, NYC

Pranna : MAD Brunch, Gramercy/ Flatiron, NYC

 

 

Food:

Service: ☆ 1/2

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Fit for: Late night partygoers, boozy brunch scene.

Dishes not to miss: Prawn Cake Benedict

Special notes: $28 gets you 3 drinks and an entree at their MAD Brunch on weekends.


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Craftbar, Gramercy/ Flatiron, NYC

Craftbar, Gramercy/ Flatiron, NYC

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆ ½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

I recommend: Bruschetta White Anchovy, Berkshire Pork Belly, Brown Sugar Cake

 

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Mesa Grill, Gramercy/ Flatiron, NYC

Mesa Grill, Gramercy/ Flatiron, NYC

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

I recommend: Cremini Mushroom Quesadilla, the Grilled Mahi Mahi and the Warm Banana Cake.

 

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Ilili – Brunch, Gramercy/ Flatiron, NYC

Ilili – Brunch, Gramercy/ Flatiron, NYC

 

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Philippe Massoud has a story to tell at Ilili (which means tell me). Ilili is a high end, contemporary Lebanese restaurant, located in the Flatiron district.

Massoud’s culinary tales are woven into the nouveau Lebanese cuisine he’s created that draws on his beginnings in hospitality in Beirut and experiences that followed suit in the United States. Read the rest of this entry

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