Over the years, we have had really amazing hits at during restaurant week. Our favorites and hit list includes No.9, Sorellina, Smith and Wollensky, Toro, Abe & Louie’s, Bistro du Midi, Radius, lunch at L’Espalier and Rialto. This restaurant week, we decided on Market by Jean-Georges for a 3 course prix fixe for $33.12 per person.
We really enjoyed our drinks and dessert night at Market (BMH’s first review) so were really looking forward to returning for drinks.
We started the evening with a Lychee Raspberry Bellini with Zardetto Prosecco, Lychee, Raspberry for $12. The bellini was bubbly, lightly sweet and fun. The Ginger Margarita had Sauza ‘Hornitos’ Reposado Tequila Ginger, Lime, Ginger Salt for $13.
The salmon tartare, avocado, spicy radish and ginger dressing was some of the best tartar we have ever eaten. The ginger dressing coated the smooth and fresh salmon, creamy avocado and the bite of the thin flowery radish.
The sweet pea soup, parmesan air and sourdough croutons was a nice starter. Very smooth, fresh and the flavors of the parmesean and sourdough brought a nice saltiness to the peas. We just wish there were more.
The Slowly Cooked Salmon was perfectly prepared, soft and went well with the crisp julienne carrots and vegetables with basil vinaigrette.
The Crispy Chicken with Corn Vinaigrette, Lemongrass and Cilantro was a must get. It was an Asian inspired interpretation of Southern Fried chicken, mash and a side of summery sweet corn. The Southeast Asian flavors, both the lemongrass and cilantro went well with the super tender chicken and coating.
The Chocolate Flan Tart was perfectly chocolatey and an adult version of Mint Chip ice cream. The tart came with candied cocoa Beans, but the best aspect of the dish was the fresh mint ice cream and wished we had a whole bowl.
The Watermelon Lychee Sorbet, Melon Salad and Mint was very refreshing. Wish it had more lychee punch, but the smooth, icy sorbet was really nice with the fresh mint and melon tendrils.