Restaurant Week Review: La Silhouette

La Silhouette
Address: 362 W 53rd St  New York, NY 10019
(212) 581-2400
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For restaurant week, I went with a group of girl pals to try out french cuisine!

25+++ for 3 meals in a fancy restaurant. I love restaurant week!!!

Complimentary bread before the meal

I loved it because it was so soft and held the perfect density for bread with I love. I don’t like super airy breads that are so crusty on the outside and almost full of air pockets underneath. I love the bread under the crust to be moist and soft!

 

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Appetizer (Mine) – 

DEMI-GLACE GLAZED BONE MARROW 
Garlic Chips, Lemon Zest, Parsley, Smoked Salt, Toast

This was really good, rather heavy sort of food, so I’m glad the portion size was small. The bone marrow itself was huge, but what was scoop-able/edible was maybe 2-3 tablespoons at best. It was good, but a little heavy for me. Bone marrow loves will love this, I’m not a big fan of bone marrow but I heard great reviews about it online so I wanted to try it myself.

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Appetizer (Friend’s)

COUNTRY PÂTÉ 
Celeriac Remoulade, Pickled Radish, Whole Grain Mustard

My friend’s country pate looked so delicious/pretty that I had to take a snap! She polished it all off, so I’m assuming its super delish!

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Mains

PORK BELLY ROULADE
Cipollini Onions, Roasted Mushrooms, Sauce Charcutière

I loved this dish the best! The pork was crispy on the outside with a slightly burnt taste and super soft and succulent on the inside. All the ingredients were really fresh and came together well.  (Against adjust your expectations of serving size because the onion was only like 1 inch wide)

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Dessert 

CHÈVRE CHEESECAKE
Vermont Goat Cheese, Roasted Strawberries

This didn’t quite do it for me, simply because goat cheese is a little too funky smelling for me. I prefer regular cow’s cream cheese. The quality of ingredients was still very good IMHO despite preferring moo-moo’s cheese!

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The food was excellent, for big hungry males it might have been too little food in too big plates but for ladies, it was the perfect portion size for us. I guess the problem with taking food close up is that the camera angle tends to exaggerate the size of the food. I mean the cheese cake was about like 2 inches in diameter but it looks huge in the photo.

In short good food and great company made for an excellent lunch. Special mention must be made to the wait staff, they were IMPECCABLE! Super polite, came at the right time, left at the right time and didn’t push the checks at our faces at the end of the meal. Best part? They overheard that it was my friend’s birthday and they actually wrote happy birthday on her dessert. I mean how attentive can any service get?

You know how some fancy places can have snotty waitresses/ ushers especially when you don’t deck your self from head to toe in luxury brands? this place has NONE of that crap!

I’ll be happy to go back and pay full price for anniversaries or special occasions just because the service was so good! In the Capital Grille’s restaurant week, they put people who came for restaurant week/not dressed in designer power suits wayyyyyyy back at the end, (in front of an open window that had construction outside!!) which was kinda like -_-

So in short La Silhouette has scored it self some repeat customers!

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