Can you party and eat well in the Meatpacking District? Yes.
MPD, a new restaurant that has opened in the sceney Meatpacking District, whose owners are known to throw some wild and crazy champagne fueled brunches, actually has some really good food! I had dinner last week and was pleasantly surprised with the well executed French-American fare.
A special of New England Clam chowder, with oysters and bacon, was wonderful. My dining companion declared it the best he has ever had. I might have to agree.
Tartare Of Blue Fin Tuna ($16) with persian cucumber, miso vinaigrette, and chinoise cracker was tasty and well-seasoned.
Another special of escargot was lovely. Place a snail on top of some delicious garlic bread and you have one heavenly bite.
Lobster Pasta ($32) with Bechamel, orecchiette, pumpkin, and gruyere was fabulous! Rich, creamy, and sexy. It was like mac and cheese taken to a whole new level. Yes, please.
Bordeaux Braised Short Ribs ($25) with creamy thyme polenta, and truffle honey was fork tender and fine. I was not a fan of that polenta though, the flavor and texture was off, and did not complement the short rib well.
A chocolate dessert was fine, but even better is one resembling a fantastic french toast with apples. It was addictive and dreamy.