May 9, 2011

Opening dinner at untitled

Yup, that's the name of Danny Meyer's latest braicnhild. It is a super airy (and sleek and modern looking) restaurant in the basement of the Whitney Museum. (Check out Nicole Franzen's beautiful shots of the restaurant!) We went to the opening dinner last night and were fed enough food to satiate a family a four. As Jimmy commented, the family-style big plates made it feel like we were eating a special-occasion dinner at someone's house. Danny Meyer and his family happened to be eating there, and I felt giddily starstruck.

In a nutshell, it was a LOT of food. (Little cheddar biscuits/pickled beets/egg salad on toasted rye, then sugar snap pea/radish/french dressing salad, then fried chicken/swordfish/grilled asparagus/mac & cheese, and finally a huge ass plate of banana pudding.) Whew. We doggy-bagged a ton of it... but alas, we have no microwave.

They are only going to serve dinner on the weekends. It was fun to check out, but really out of the way for us to just "drop by." I'd like to go for brunch some day though. I keep seeing pictures of the pancakes there and they are taunting me...


  1. Great shot as always. Were you standing on your chair when you shot the last horizontal image???

  2. Wow, that is quite a spread. Commend both of you for holding off the munching until the shooting was done.

    Great job, as always.

  3. We haven't had a microwave in... about 5 or 6 years, but find that heating stuff up in the oven isn't really all that bad, so long as you've got some aluminum foil and a bucket of patience handy. Hey, it beats cold leftovers! :)

  4. I've been curious about this restaurant...I love the jam jar and minimalist menu. And sugar snaps. Yum.

  5. the food looked so good! beautiful photos.