Popover Cafe

by Ada on January 31, 2012

Where did we leave off? Ahh right, cats and tequila.

After happy hour, I migrated uptown and met my friend Deena at Popover Cafe. Popover has been around forever and I distinctly remember going there 15 years ago after seeing Cirque du Soleil.

Though primarily a brunch spot, Popover offers a wonderful dinner deal of three courses for $25.00. Take that $35 restaurant week!

Each diner is presented with the restaurant’s monikered pastry. Check out that beauty. Perfectly crisp exterior with flaky innards, smeared with a pat of strawberry butter.

Deena opted for the three course pris-fixe and began with some corn chowder. The soup had a lovely, comforting taste without the density of cream.

For her entree she selected the Healthy Salmon, encrusted with sesame seeds and served with sweet potatoes and green beans. The fish,while nothing relevatory, possessed a nice orange flavor that complimented the sesame well.

I did not select the pris-fixe (too many chips and salsa earlier) and instead selected the Grilled Salmon Riviera Salad. First of all, dressing on the side is a HUGE dining pet-peeve of mine. I want my dressing mixed in, yo! The amount of greens was also disapproportionately small compared to the colossol hunk of salmon. Overall I enjoyed the simplicity of this dish, however, and would happily order it again.

For dessert, Deena kindly shared her chocolate mousse with me. No complaints here!

I would definitely recommend Popover to budget/health conscious individuals or simply to those who long for a retreat from the currently-over-gentrified Upper West Side.


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