NYC Restaurant Week: Lafayette

I’ve been to Lafayette many times before, but usually for brunch or for burgers. But on Monday, I went for a three-course dinner

I started off with tomato soup, poured from a little glass beaker at the table. I can’t name that ball in the middle, but it was cheesy and bready and delicious.

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My main was Moroccan lamb with couscous, almonds, and harissa. It doesn’t exactly look pretty, but it was quite good. The lamb was tender; the couscous and the almonds paired quite well; and the vegetables gave the dish such richness.

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And onto my favorite course: dessert. I chose the chocolate almond entremet. It was more dense than I anticipated (I expected something more like a mousse), but it was delicious. I really do love the pairing of almonds and chocolate. The ice cream was the flavor of marshmallow; I’m not a fan of marshmallows, but it did well in cleansing my palate between bites. The crispy wafer things on top were a bit weird though, I couldn’t figure out what they were or what flavor they were supposed to be.

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My parents didn’t go for the Restaurant Week menu, but instead opted for burgers (not at all a bad choice). Their dessert was the chocolate caramel coupe, and it was quite glorious in both looks and taste.

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You can’t go wrong with a tall glass filled with chocolate.

Lafayette is always reliable for a good meal, any time and with any menu.


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