Market Table is located on a people-watching corner on a lively street in Greenwich Village, and welcomes clientele with a fab farm-to-table menu in its cozy quarters. See Hobnob’s review and photos.
Who To Take: any one of your brunch-loving friends (the menu covers all the bases) or a small group for fine rustic dining and cocktailing
My new friend Riona, a vegan (who eats oysters) just moved to NYC from Seattle, and was game for a brunch date. I thought we’d try Market Table, as I noticed that its one of those spots that’s always packed when you walk by. Plus it has some nice veggie options to choose from.
The space was cozy and rustic with high ceilings and tall windows that wrapped around the corner, allowing the drizzly city and pedestrians on Carmine Street to be part of the dining experience.
The menu, as the name would indicate, is all about fresh ingredients, with some great veggie options. Riona opted for half an avocado which was served with sea salt and lime plus the sautéed cauliflower with toasted pine nuts in a sherry gastrique.
I did applaud her healthy choices, though I was in the mood for fowl, to match the foul weather. I received the cutest bird bathed in a luscious hazelnut brown butter and served atop sweet potato salad and bok choy. This hit the spot and warmed my soul.
For more veggies on the side, I got an order of Roasted Market Carrots which came in a pretty multicolored range and was served with spiced yogurt and pistachios.
Not to be too-too healthy, we opted for a couple of cocktails which were excellent, and went nicely with the food. The Mary Ann Summers had kaffir lime, coconut, vodka, fresh lime juice and soda. So fresh. Harvest Moon was comprised of gin, lemon, pear cider, pink peppercorn and had a lovely dehydrated slice of pear for garnish.
Market Table, 54 Carmine St (btw Sixth Ave/Bedford, corner of Bedford)