Dine Out : North End Grill | rolala loves

January 22, 2013

Dine Out : North End Grill


So this post is well overdue as we dined at North End Grill back in July during Summer Restaurant Week. Better late than never I suppose. I am trying to get back into a more regular routine with dining posts again. This New American restaurant is located downtown by Battery Park City just a few blocks away from the Hudson River. The mostly black and white decor has a modern yet cozy and relaxed feel. Just past the bar which is known for it's extensive scotch selection is an expansive open kitchen with counter seating that leads into the dining room. Circular white light fixtures resembling giant saucers dot the ceiling throughout the space. The service was stellar with the only snafu being the thrice fried spiced fries we ordered as a side which did not arrive until we were almost finished with our entrees. The staff was unfailingly apologetic about this error and comped the item on our check. We did enjoy our meal especially our main courses. The food was all well cooked and flavorful but perhaps a tad over-seasoned for our tastes. Executive Chef Floyd Cardoz formerly of Tabla and winner of Top Chef Masters 3 definitely doesn't hold back on the seasonings. I'm undecided if I would return but I'm glad we did go to try it out. North End Grill was named the best new restaurant of 2012 by the Zagat survey last fall. By the way, Winter Restaurant Week is now going on in NYC through February 14th. A three course prix fixe meal can be had for $25 at lunch and $38 at dinner. More information and a list of participating establishments here. We will be having an RW lunch at Locanda Verde today.

North End Grill
104 North End Avenue (Vesey & Murray)
New York City
646.747.1600


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34 comments:

  1. It must be a very good place to dine! The fries made me so hungry!! All looks super delicious! Kisses dear! xo

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  2. oh wao!! sounds and looks delish!! I will keep it in my mind for my up coming trip to NYC.

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  3. absolutely beautiful post, humm.. yum!!!
    i am your new follower, i hope u do the same cheers!!!
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  4. This is a beautiful venue, I think I need a trip to NYC just to try out a piece of that divine looking pistachio cheesecake.

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  5. I love trying out new places and restaurants. Seems nice and I love spices so would love it.
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  6. Everything you had looks so delicious! Especially the cheesecake. I'd love to try this place out (although I think I'd look strange since it seems like a more mature/sophisticated setting). I'd love to see more Dine Out posts! :]

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  7. I love restaurant weeks!!! I've never been to this restaurant but Ooo I definitely want to for the next time those precious 2 weeks roll around! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  8. Wow looks delish!!!!!
    Have a good week, dear friend! g+ and like...

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  9. Wow they make Angel Food Cake looks extraordinary!! Everything is divine and look super delish Rowena. Yum..yum!!

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  10. Great post! I love the pictures!

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  11. Ahh the food looks incredible! *_*

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  12. that looks so fab! thanks so much for your comment. I love your blog <3
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  13. Oh thanks for this info I will check this place out next time I dine out. Went to Otto's Saturday night and the advice of a blogger!

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  14. Will have to mark this down. The food look amazing,especially the cod and cucumber soup. :)

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  15. Oh wow yummy foodies! :) Now I am hungry haha!


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  16. Looks delicious! I love finding new places to dine - perhaps when I'm back in the city next! :)

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  17. Sounds fun! Scotch and an open kitchen :) .. perfect! I like to see where my food is coming from. Your meal looks delicious and I'll make a note of this spot for the next time we visit.

    xxL

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  18. The food looks absolutely delicious and this place is so pretty. It's a very nice and interesting info.

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  19. It certainly looks really beautiful - loving those lights and simple setting. x

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  20. This looks so good...I haven't watched too many more seasons of top chef since han won the competition. If I ever gather chance to dine at guoy savoy and he is there....I will def dine...

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  21. The food looks amazing, too bad it was just a tad over-seasoned. The interiors of the restaurant look super chic though!

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  22. Thanks for your visit Rowena, hope you doing great!

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  23. Yum I would love to try this place some time!
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  24. Wow, Rowena, this looks really great! I don't get to enjoy great restaurants that often, so I'm living vicariously through your dine out posts :) I guess that over seasoning would be a bummer for me as well, but still, it all looks really delicious and perfect on the pictures. Looks like a great photographer took them :)
    I'm already looking forward to the next dine out post!

    Hope you are having a lovely week so far!

    xx Ivana

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  25. hey rowena! i didn't blog yesterday, so i'm just getting around to reading blogs. this place is AMAZING!!! i love grills, but i've never seen one so awesome like this before! hahaha so chic and fancy! i can't get over the presentation of the food! swanky MUCH! hahaha i'm glad it tasted really good and it sounds like a winner. good deal they comped you guys! yes, please showcase some more great places, i would love to see them. ok, i see you tag these posts restaurants in case i need to go back and refer to it. :)
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  26. Oh wow, this food looks amazing!! Pistachio cheesecake sounds so yummy - have never had that before! You know it's a good place when they think enough to take off the fries because they didn't come out in the right order. That's nice!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  27. omg ummm that food looks amazing!
    hungry now :p haha

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  28. Sounds and looks like the most amazing place to eat! I would love to go there!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  29. I'm in the better late than never camp as well. It's funny you went to a new American restaurant since I often have a conversation about what food actually is American and no one can ever figure it out.

    I love the wine cabinet they have in the interior. With the exception of the salad and the fries, I'm not as sure about the food - I'm as picky about food combinations as you are with dramas. ;) I hope you had a great lunch this week!

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  30. Oh wow! The food looks super fresh and delicious! So beautifully plated too

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  31. Looks like a great spot! I can't wait to get back to NY and when I do I will be printing off lots of recommendations from your site! xo

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