I always love finding a new neighborhood gem, even if it’s not in my particular neighborhood. I can now add County in the Flatiron District to that list.
This New American restaurant focuses on local, seasonal and fresh ingredients. The space has a warm and cozy vibe, with an even more warm and friendly staff. Everyone here was genuinely nice, helpful and a pleasure to be around. The tables are communal, but a bit on the more intimate side. So, I opted for the bar, which I usually really enjoy more anyway.
I ordered the Slow Roasted Skuna Bay Salmon (Edamame Puree, Roasted Hon Shimeji mushrooms, Radish, Wasabi Greens, Soy Ginger Vinaigrette). I really thought this was a great dish. The salmon was perfectly cooked to my request of medium rare, it was light, tender, and when mixed with the soy ginger vinaigrette, it soaks up a really wonderful flavor. The mushrooms were little morsels of perfection, and the edamame puree was a smooth and creamy component that just really tied the whole dish together.
Location: 34 East 20th Street, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Without a doubt. This place really captured a piece of my heart…the part that’s dedicated to restaurants.
Would I recommend it? Absolutely. It’s classy, yet unpretentious, and has amazing food and great service.