Thursday, June 12, 2008


Resto the Belgian spot on East 29th. Street has been opened for months and recently also open for lunch. I had high hopes for Resto as I love Belgian food, having traveled to Belgium and enjoyed local spots under the last Belgian wave in NYC about 7 years ago. The restaurant looks like it was created with a Belgian farmhouse style in mind with white stucco walls, a natural wood waincotting and new tin ceilings. A modern bar with metal stools and bar hooks on the bar are there when you need them. Lot's of Belgian brews on tap available from the land of great beer. Being in the mood for a really good burger for lunch, I thought I would eat well here. The burger/fried egg optional is a small cylinder on a plain bun with gruyere red onion, pickle, fries and a side salad for $15. I was dissapointed to find the bun on the burger was not fresh so I put it aside. The burger was charred well beyond the medium requested, and the frites tasted reheated instead of freshly fried. My friend ordered the fish and chips for $20 which contained only a few small pieces of cod and frites with tarter sauce. She appeared moderately happy with hers. My biggest joy of this lunchtime meal was seeing the charming bathroom with moulin rouge style wallpaper of ladies gams and lingere as well as piped in music with a lovely country sink and beautiful wood sliding door.
Slow Go!

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