Sunday, October 16, 2016
Nickel and Diner
The nicest models serve you in a super sleek diner format redux.. There are food nods to Asian, Italian & Jewish cuisine,. Modern, clean with booths and a bar with old fashioned stools, this corner joint is stunning. There are updated comfort classics.I came for lunch during the soft opening and this will be a sure fire hit! Ate: Seared diver scallops with warm beet vinaigrette & pumpkin seed quince $11 Baby Brussels sprouts with Shisitos peppers preserved lemon and crispy sunchokes $8 The scallops were lovely, but just two at lunch barely satisfied. The Brussels sprouts & shisitos needed an aioli or dipping sauce, the dish was a tad dry . There is little value here, but lots of fun, sceney like a Chinatown version of the venerable Coffee Shop sans the 'tude.