You can live in NYC forever and ever, and you will still not be able to dine at every restaurant here. There are some that are long standing staples, some close within a year, but, there are always new ones opening to go to. New kid on the block, The Eddy, just opened in the East Village, so I had to check it out. The intimate restaurant houses just a couple handfuls of tables, creating a cozy environment. Their bar has a bit of its own space with a couple high-top tables, in addition to bar seating, so, you can come in for a casual drink and snack, or, dine in the adjoining room.
To drink, I ordered the Parlor Friar (Vida Mezcal, Strawberry Red Bell Pepper Shrub, Pamplemousse, Lemon, Egg White). Aside from the super fancy design presentation, the drink underneath was just as delightful. This was a actually a very light, refreshing, summery drink with a nice sweetness and subtle citrusy flavor.
Next, I ordered their Raw Asparagus Salad (Bonito Vinaigrette, Cashew, Tarragon). I really liked this. The asparagus is fresh and crisp, lightly tossed in the vinaigrette, giving it a delicate creaminess. Great flavor, and then you have the added crunch of the cashew pieces, adding a touch of nuttiness and sweetness.
Then, I had Oil Poached Salmon (Herb Creme, Artichokes, Saffron). This was really delicious. It’s a smaller portion, served as a small plate, but, has big flavor. The salmon is perfectly poached, leaving it plump, tender, and cooked to a medium rare. The herb creme is really nice too, complimenting the fish and adding a creamy, earthy, herby flavor.
The Shorts: Name: The Eddy Location: 342 East 6th Street, NYC The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, the food and drinks are delicious, and the low-key, intimate atmosphere really put you at ease. Would I recommend it? For sure, it’s a nice, classy joint that’s sure to be a great neighborhood gem.