Last week, chef Greg Baxtrom and restaurateur Ian Rothman opened Olmsted, a Prospect Heights bistro with a garden in the back where many of the kitchen’s ingredients are grown. Baxtrom, who previously worked in the kitchens of Alinea and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, is trying to offer ambitious, seasonally-driven food at a reasonable price. The chef recently told Eater: "I'm just trying to blow minds for $24 an entree." The menu includes radish top gazpacho, a carrot crepe with surf clams, grilled hake with rhubarb, and a grass-fed steak with potatoes daphinoise. The restaurant is named after Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed nearby Prospect Park. The dining room has 50 seats, plus a chef's counter and 12 seats at the bar.
Check out photos of the dining room and garden below, and if you happen to stop by this week, let us know what you think.