Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Wolf and Lamb (Midtown Manhattan) 09/2016
There are an enormous number of restaurants in Manhattan and among them a choice of any sort of food. As one can guess from the name this is a steak restaurant but they do have plenty of other choices, see the menu at the end of this review.
W & L is also a Kosher restaurant so there is no milk, no butter, no cream and no cheese available.
Bare brick walls suit the decor,
tables are set with butchers paper over linen cloths and kids are given crayons to display their art.
It's certainly family friendly.
Typical of American restaurants serves are handsome. Water and bread were served promptly.
A bowl of chicken soup with a substantial amount of chicken and a large soft matza ball was a little salty,
and of course, not as good as my mothers, but quite satisfying. I settled on seared duck breast which turned out to be a lot more than seared but did have a crispy skin and good taste.
The accompanying beans were very much to my liking, firm and barely cooked and the very large serve of sauteed spinach surprising as there was no butter used.
Chip had rosemary to create an unusual but very pleasant taste.
Lemon tarragon chicken salad looked unimpressive to me.
but my son enjoyed it and there were no complaints about a serve of chicken and salad.
For dessert a molten chocolate pudding, also with no milk or cream, was surprisingly good.
SOUP & SALADS
CHICKEN MATZO BALL SOUP 13
SOUP DU JOUR 13
KALE CAESAR SALAD 20 Fennel, Radish, Roasted Garlic Anchovy Dressing (Fried Egg 4 - Striped Bass 36 - Salmon 38)
LEMON TARRAGON CHICKEN SALAD 29
Arugula, Baby Heirloom Tomato, Avocado, Dijon Vinaigrette (Salmon 36)
THAI STEAK SALAD 44 Filet Mignon, Butter Lettuce, Cabbage, Carrot, Scallion, Toasted Peanuts, Soy Ginger Dressing
W & L SALAD 32 Marinated Chicken Thigh, Mesclun Greens, Green Beans, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Persian
STARTERS & SNACKS
SPICED CHARRED CAULIFLOWER 12
FRIED PICKLES 13 Spicy Remoulade
SPICY CHICKEN TENDERS 19 Salsa Roja Picante, Radish, Cilantro
LAMB SLIDERS 2 5 Cucumber & Jalapeño Relish, Potato Crisps, Spicy Remoulade
GRILLED HANGER STEAK TACOS 2 6 Avocado, Slaw, Radish, Jalapeño, Salsa Verde
SALMON TARTARE 23 Jalapeño, Cucumber, Lime, Ginger, Radish, Potato Crisps
TUSCAN CHICKEN SANDWICH 24 Baby Arugula, Herb Roasted Tomato, Tarragon Mint Gremolata, Ciabbata (Salmon 36)
SPICY PULLED BBQ BRISKET 28 Slaw, Fried Pickles, Sesame Brioche
STEAK & WILD MUSHROOM RUEBEN 36
Grilled Hanger Steak, Sautéed Cabbage & Fennel, Roasted Wild Mushroom, Spicy Remoulade, Baguette
ALL NATURAL GRASS FED BEEF BURGER 23 Butter Lettuce, Tomato, Chipotle BBQ Sauce
TURKEY BURGER 2 2 Sautéed Cabbage & Fennel, Roasted Wild Mushroom, Basil Garlic Mayo
FRESH SALMON BURGER 29 Cilantro Guacamole, Jalapeño, Spicy Remoulade
LAMB BURGER 29 Cucumber & Jalapeño Relish, Potato Crisps, Spicy Remoulade
VEAL BURGER 32 Wild Mushroom Gravy, Duck Confit, Fried Egg
W & L BURGER 34 Freshly Ground Ribeye, Arugula, Wild Mushroom, Crispy Fried Shallots, Cabernet Reduction (Fried Egg 4 - Fried Pickles 4 - Thick Cut Pastrami 8)
HOMEMADE FRIES, SWEET POTATO OR SPICY FRIES 12 Basil Garlic Mayo
HOMEMADE ONION RINGS 12 Spicy Remoulade
BASIL & GARLIC MASHED POTATOES 12
BAKED POTATO / SWEET POTATO 8
BALSAMIC GREEN BEANS & CRISPY SHALLOTS 14
SAUTEED SPINACH 13
MESCLUN SALAD 13 Heirloom Tomato, Balsamic Vinaigrette
HERB BASMATI RICE 10
HOMEMADE APPLE TART 1 4 Brown Sugar Streusel, Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream
HOMEMADE PECAN PIE 15 A La Mode
MOLTEN CHOCOLATE CAKE 14 Crème Anglaise
DARK CHOCOLATE PUDDING 15 Peanut Butter Mousse, Candied Peanuts
STICKY TOFFEE DATE BREAD PUDDING 1 4 Candied Pecans, Carmel Sauce SEASONAL FRESH FRUIT 13
18% Service Charge will be added to parties of 6 or more and checks that exceed 200.00