Proprietors/Executive Chef: AvroKO Group/Brad Farmerie
Nolita – 210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY
The Brad Farmerie kick…while Saxon + Parole is the latest and greatest… let’s not forget about the beloved Public. On the flip side, I dined here during brunch time, and it was an overall pleasant experience. Big open space, wooden decor, it’s quite breathtaking actually. Big enough to host (small) private events in either location. The restaurant is still able to retain that cozy feel, though it was loud & bustling that wonderful Saturday afternoon when we attended. Public has got an eclectic charm to it, that I can’t quite put my finger on it… whatever it is… I’m hooked. It’s a fun environment, great for small and big groups.
Gamey menu…while the menu at saxon is more focused on meats & seafood…. the menu here is quite eclectic and primarily focused on gamey meats as their specialty. For brunch, we started off with a bloody mary that has got a good kick to it. Refreshing & not too thick (which I prefer), but still good and full of citrus. The two dishes that caught our eyes are the tea smoked salmon & venison burger. Venison, being the healthier, leaner choice than red meat… as if this was enough reason you should feel the need to eat healthier…Uh, no. It actually tasted pretty good, though you can definitely tell it’s a lean meat. I am even more excited to come back and try dinner. Every Sundays they are running a special supper $50 prix-fixe for 5 courses…which is a pretty sweet deal. So why haven’t I taken advantage yet? Any takers?!?!
Tea-smoked salmon, spinach and poached eggs on toasted sourdough with yuzu hollandaise
Everything was perfectly portioned, but there was just a bit too much bread. Loved that it was toasted. Yuzu hollandaise sauce was light, smooth and delicious!
Grilled venison burger on a miso bun with tomato chili jam and cassava chips