507 East 6th Street (Between A and B) 212-477-4649
Earlier this week my girlfriend Jamie and I tried for the first time 6th Street Kitchen, which opened in March, replacing its Pan-Asian predecessor, O.G. Owned by Chris Genoversa, Kitchen is an open, airy, and semi-elegant for the East Village. The fare is multi-cultural, small plated comfort food ranging from baba ghannouj to homemade meatballs.
Jamie and I shared the daily special of heirloom tomatoes served with avocado sorbet, meatballs, chorizo sliders, and glazed carrots. Avocado sorbet: you know, I think this is one of those things that sounds weird but since it sounds weird it’s New York and it’s probably fabulous… We were wrong, it was just weird. But the tomatoes themselves were ok, kind of tiny for $12 though. The chorizo sliders and fries were our favorite. They are fairly spicy and an interesting twist on a traditional menu item. The cooked carrots were a bit unnecessarily glazed if you ask me and the meatballs were fine.
Our server, Brad was really great and we did like the atmosphere at Kitchen. It looks really cute from the outside and the open-air kitchen is always a nice touch. In total, our bill was around $80 for dinner and a glass of wine each, fairly reasonable.
Overall I give the food a C+. There are so many other great places in the neighborhood, I’m not sure I will be running back to Kitchen any time soon. As you can see by my brevity, in my untrained opinion, Kitchen is just not much to write home about. However, all may not be lost… they do have gravy and biscuits for $13 on their brunch menu…
BY: LAUREN BROWN