AAA Inspection Details
Overall Score: 4.1
Distinctive fine dining, well-serviced amid upscale ambience.
Presentation, Ingredients, Preparation, Menu
Attentiveness, Knowledge, Style, Timeliness, Refinement
Style, Materials, Tables, Seating, Ambience, Comfort
AAA Inspector Notes
Mexican chef-partner Enrique Olvera knocked the ball way out of the park with Pujol, his Mexico City eatery, which garnered universal accolades. His first American restaurant has taken that magic to the Flatiron District. Robust flavors explode from what at first seem like familiar ingredients: duck carnitas, maize, lobster, sliced raw fish paired with delicious house-made tortillas. These provide the foundation for small plates for sharing. The space is minimalist, as the focus is squarely on the food, as well as on a wide variety of standout cocktails. Mezcal provides the basis for many of the signature drinks, and a creative wine list provides an inventive freshness and breadth. Service is efficient and helpful in describing a nascent cuisine, which, excitingly, gives a diner wonderful opportunities to truly appreciate something new.
35 E 21st St 10010. Station: 23 St
Casual Dining. Lunch and dinner served. Full bar, Sunday brunch. Accessibility (Call).