Delicatessen is D-licious


During fashion week, we Magpies headed down to Soho to check out Delicatessen and see if it was as good as we heard it was.  The restaurant design is very cool- a bi-level space with steel and glass garage doors that wrap around the entire facade and retract when open.  It also has a glass-roofed lounge which we’re told can be reserved for late night private parties (with its own dj booth!). It’s a modern, open design, with lots of glass and mirrors, yet we felt it had a warm, friendly, hip vibe as we entered and sat down at our table. The music is really loud, which was really fun, though not great for any serious conversation (but we don’t have any serious conversation, so it didn’t bother us). The tables are comfortably spaced apart though, and the only other complaint we had was that the seats were really low for the table height.    


But, with that said, let’s talk about the food! There were several tasty sounding appetizers (the three-cheese baked mac and cheese…mmm), but we went with the fried calamari (how can you pass up fried calamari?) with a creamy horseradish sauce and the cheeseburger spring rolls, which came with ketchup and mustard dipping sauces.  Both were really familiar tastes, but served in unique and fun new ways – and both were just sooo good.    



Then we ordered the Chinoise salad with kimchee, pears and crisp noodles,  the Reuben sandwich with a side of parmesan truffle french fries (outstanding…like the gourmet version of a McDonald’s skinny, crunchy fry), and Tuna Nicoise salad (with sliced fresh tuna) as main dishes. The salads came with a light vinaigrette dressing that was a perfect tart taste to complement the meal!  The presentation was quite nice, the portions were generous, and they tasted just as good as they looked.    


For dessert, we ordered the milk and cookies (which we seem to order any time it’s on a menu), which comes with three different kinds of cookies – oatmeal, chocolate chip and peanut butter; luckily, our waitress was nice enough to give us three chocolate chip (our fave) instead. We thoroughly enjoyed dipping our cookies into the glass of milk even though it doesn’t look very mature – dunking and loving each bite.   


Though we didn’t get a chance to check out the downstairs lounge area, we heard it has a cool, intimate bar. We definitely want to go back when the weather gets nice to sit and dine outside on the patio. We also want to go back and try some of the other delicious sounding entrees that were on the menu. So, what’s the reason Delicatessen gets the D on our Alphabests?  It was simply d-licious!

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