Guests arrived to find a warm, garden-like atmosphere. A tan leather banquette lined one wall; the other side contained a bar, the top of which had been covered, mosaic-style, with flat river stones. An orange glow beckoned from the kitchen’s hearth.
Those amongst friends made for the banquette, where they discovered both a standard menu and a market-based menu, which is curated weekly. Someone ordered the butter-and-mushroom dumplings. Someone else requested the double-patty veggie burger with bacon.
“All veggie burgers should be so ironic,” that someone remarked.
Those on casual dates sidled up to the island seating wrapped around a plant trough. They split the beet tartare, enriched with crème fraîche and anchovy, as well as the harissa lamb chops.
“I bet this place would be great for lunch,” one of them said.
“Good thing they’ll be doing that later this month,” the other replied.