Jerk chicken with a side of models. That's what I would title this one. Miss Lily's is one of the "hottest" restaurants in the scene today. "A Caribbean oasis in downtown Manhattan."
I stopped by a few weeks ago to see what all the hype was about. And yes, it is sceney, with very good looking people around. In fact, Jude Law was at a back table with a bevy of pretty young things the night I dined. Beyond the pretty people though, there is some terrific Jamaican cuisine being served up.
Cod fish fritters ($9), served with a curry dipping sauce were delightful
Jerk grilled corn ($5), with toasted coconut is awesome.
Lobster tacos had a great tangy flavor to them.
That staple jerk chicken ($19), slow cooked and grilled, and served with a marinated cucumber salad, was dandy. I mean, I've been to Jamaica, and the best jerk chicken I've had comes from those street grills in Montego Bay, but this did my body good on Houston St.
Curry goat ($23), pasture raised goat, Jamaican curry, and Irish potatoes, was a pleasure to consume. A fine dish with great flavor.
Miss Lily's is a fun joint, with fine Jamaican fare, and a true welcome addition to the downtown scene. As their website states, "In short, Miss Lily's is an island vacation in the middle of a busy city." My type of vacay.
132 W. Houston St. (and Sullivan St.)
New York, NY 10012