I originally declared last Friday night "off duty". The plan was to enjoy a dinner without my obtrusive picture-taking and mental note-jotting. But as the night went on, I wound up being more and more impressed by Colicchio & Sons
that I gave in! Out came the iPhone, and I managed to snap some pictures of the entrees and dessert.
Set in trendy Chelsea, Colicchio & Sons is decorated beautifully, with high, open ceilings and an impressive wall of wine. From the moment we walked in the door, we were not only wowed by the decor but also the friendliness at the hostess stand. We were greeted warmly and cheerfully, quite rare in NYC!
Our server also did her part in continuing this friendly environment. As we each gave her our order, she in turn told us how each of our dishes were uniquely prepared. The additional descriptions were welcomed and made us feel great about our choices. If we weren't sold on them before we ordered, we certainly were then! Throughout the meal, she was very attentive, but in a quiet manner. The service was unpretentious yet refined.
Unfortunately I was still sticking to my "off duty" bit when appetizers came out so I don't have pictures. But take my word for it that everything was delicious! Among my group, we ordered the Hamachi, the Roasted Octopus, the Lobster Salad, the Butter-Poached Oysters, and the Beet Pappardelle.
For second courses, we went with the Halibut, and the Roasted & Braised Red Wattle Pork. Both were amazing, A+ on both!
|Halibut with Truffled Celery Root Agnolotti & Glazed Rutabaga|