Manhatta is now serving weekend lunch with a view
Danny Meyer’s sky-high Financial District restaurant Manhatta will begin serving weekend lunch starting this Saturday, November 9. The three-course, set menu will cost $68 (tax and tip included) and include dishes such as duck consomme with bone marrow and vegetables; crispy sweetbreads with soft scrambled eggs and chives; and squash risotto with mushrooms and parmesan cheese. Reviews have been mixed for Manhatta, with Eater critic Ryan Sutton giving it two stars in a review where he found the bird’s eye view of the city more memorable than the food. Manhatta is located on the 60th floor at 28 Liberty St., between Nassau and William Streets.
Another Ample Hills is on the way and other coming attractions
Ample Hills Creamery will debut its first stand-alone store in Manhattan next week. Located in Chelsea, at 141 Eighth Ave., between West 16th and 17th Streets, the ice cream shop will open Wednesday, November 14 and hand out 100 free scoops to the first customers of the day. Over in Nolita, Shoo Shoo, which will focus on Israeli staples like shakshuka and falafel, will open Thursday, November 15, at 371 Broome St., between Mott and Mulberry Streets. Plus, French-leaning cafe Maman will open its eighth location on Monday, November 12, at 205 Hudson St. in Hudson Square. Expect salads, sandwiches, and Maman’s favored chocolate chip cookie.
Another Taiwanese brunch lands in the East Village
There will soon never been a better time to wake up and eat Taiwanese food: Hip East Village Taiwanese restaurant 886 will begin serving brunch next weekend from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., hot on the heels of neighbor Ho Foods starting its own brunch. At 886, the new menu has a shaobing with scallion wok fried egg, Chinese cruller, and garlic soy, as well as a dish called “the Stef,” which will be made with spam, American cheese, work fried egg, peanut butter, and sambal. Drinks like Brooklyn Kura sake and lychee beer will be on tap. 886 recently added a late-night menu, too. Brunch begins on Saturday, November 17.
Critic relishes in “homey” Indian food at Adda
New Yorker critic Hannah Goldfield finds “unpretentious, homey food” at Adda, where the recipes from chef Chintan Pandya mirror dishes sold in food stalls in Delhi, she writes. The tandoor oven dishes out “unexpected delights” like paneer “dusted” with cilantro and chili powder and poussin, or baby chicken, flavored with vinegar and Thai chili, Goldfield writes. And while the curry dishes may look familiar, she says they’re far more “complex” — one that looks like chicken tikka masala is made with “buttery hunks” of dark meat, three different cuts of tomato, layers of “deeply browned” onions, and a bundle of spices.