Barney Greengrass in the Upper West Side
It’s their 100th anniversary this year! So Momma Juice and I decided to grab a leisure brunch at Barney Greengrass. We split a smoked fish platter of bagels, butter, cream cheese, nova scotia salmon, sturgeon and whitefish. I wasn’t too crazy about the white fish, but enjoyed the buttery texture of the salmon and the light smokiness of the sturgeon.
We also decided to split a chopped herring sandwich (though we didn’t need it, the smoked fish platter was plenty). I would have never thought to order it, but I saw it on a best episode of the Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Ted Allen was raving about it, but it was just way too sweet for us even when we layered it with onions and tomatoes. Bummer.
Is the food spectacular here? No, but it is good and I would definitely go back. It’s a New York institution and a cozy, family feeling brunch venue that makes it very likable.
6 out of 10
541 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024