Another day, another restaurant opening. What was once Lyon is now, Cole's, a Greenwich Village restaurant offering a fresh take on American classics. With three intimate rooms, with their own distinct feel, incorporating retro and contemporary design elements, it's a great space. I stopped in at a friends and family meal, and loved it!
My Chick Pea Panisse, with artichokes, lemon, arugula, and basil, was outstanding. The last time I had a chick pea panisse could have been never. But, I devoured this dish in moments. Order it.
Grilled Sardines with duck fat potato, and muscat grapes was delicious. Another appetizer I made disappear within seconds. Making tasty dishes disappear is one of my signature tricks.
Cod came with celery root puree, lentils, and salsa verde and was very nice. A perfectly cooked piece of fish.
Garganelli came with maitake mushrooms, sunchokes, and peas. This was a fine dish, although I could have used a tad more flavor, something to kick it up a notch.
For dessert, my chocolate budino, with peanut butter mousse, cocoa nibs, and sea salt, was truly awesome. Heavenly. It made my diet disappear.
Cole's is the perfect Greenwich Village restaurant. As their website states, it "offers a cozy respite in the heart of one of New York City’s most vibrant and beloved neighborhoods," and I couldn't agree more.
118 Greenwich Ave (bet. Horatio and Jane)
New York, NY 10011