A friend, who used to live in NYC, was in town for the week and requested that we explore a trendy, new restaurant for dinner. Feeling a bit too old for the scenes at the Meatpacking District, we ended up at Pearl & Ash.
The space felt warm and inviting. Various design elements kept my eyes bouncing around the room.
The menu was designed with sharing in mind.
The octopus was too charred for my taste. The portion was also tiny!
The cod was fresh and flaky. I love how the chef added a simple flavor like coconut and completely transformed the dish to something different.
I expected the meat dishes to be more substantial. It felt like each dish was a little bit of a tease.
It was impossible to know what kind of desserts we would be getting by reading the menu description. Our waiter was no help either. Thankfully, the ones we chose turned out nicely. Both of the desserts were both beautiful and tasty.
Verdict: AA-. Good restaurant for groups. More opportunity to sample more dishes and hopefully the socializing will distract one from noticing the small portion size.
Pearl & Ash
220 Bowery (Between Prince & Spring St.)