An early visit to Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, Le Bernardin's shiny new little sister, leaves blogger NYC Nom Nom a bit sad. "I wanted it to be great. This has all the makings of a great place," but it isn't, at least not yet. A whole baked cauliflower with "roasted chicken salt" was flavorful but lacking in any and all bite. A $12 skewer of "just kind of ehhh" short rib was outshined by its pillow of mashed potatoes. A plate of speck and fireplace smoked pork loin helped redeem the meal but dessert ended things on an awkward note. Red wine dark chocolate ganache mendiant come "wrapped in little plastic envelopes and labeled with the same type of labels we put on our file folders at work...While I dig casual, I felt like this really degraded the dessert."
Aldo Sohm Wine Bar Still Has Some Kinks, But Excellent Charcuterie
Early impressions from Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, from Nom Nom NYC: wait until it gets its footing, then, try the charcuterie.