NYC Restaurant Week: Untitled At The Whitney

New York has lots of good food. But Restaurant Week is still magical. This year, one of the places I went to was Untitled At The Whitney.

 I came once for normal brunch and it was quite good. I remember they gave complimentary cheddar and chive scones with savory butter, in lieu of plain bread. Based on this meal, I had high hopes for Untitled’s RW dinner.

It started off beautifully with Arctic char toast: a fish mousse spread on crunchy toast, with a beet and orange salad on the side. This was exceptional. My only complaint is that the bread crusts were a bit too crunchy and thick, so the first bite was a challenge. But this was so good, I barely minded.

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My main was the risotto: squid, mussels, romanesco, fennel kimchi. Unfortunately, I couldn’t quite make out the mussels; the squid was overly salted; the broccoli was a bit too charred; and the kimchi was too sour. Bites of the risotto were alternatively salty and sour. This was disappointing.

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My friends got the grilled pork loin, with roasted sweet potatoes and charred radicchio. They raved about it and sang its praises.

Dessert was a baked apple cake, with almond streusel, aged balsamic, and caramel mousse. This was a lovely way to end the meal. The cake wasn’t too sweet, but still aromatic. I normally don’t like caramel, but the mousse was a nice accompaniment.

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All in all, it was a decent dinner, but I felt like it could have been better. But I still recommend giving Untitled a visit, but maybe stay away from seafood main dishes.


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