Housed in a brownstone, this slightly hidden restaurant in the West Village can only be entered thru a side door that opens to a cute backyard patio. The restaurant interior is just as charming with exposed brick walls.
The food, on the other hand, was not so memorable. Nothing was bad, but nothing was spectacular either.
I didn't expect this clam appetizer to come in a soup form, which made it hard to share. The dish was very flavorful and the clams were very fresh.
The duck was probably the star of the meal, but even then only 1/2 of the dish was good. The seared duck breast was cooked perfectly; juicy, tender with just a bit of pink. The duck confit, however, was just ok.
Verdict: BBB+. The ambience of the restaurant was great, but unfortunately the food didn't quite measure up.
447 Hudson Street