Cafe Clover arrived in New York City in early 2015 and has absolutely made its mark on the city. The restaurant is classy and the perfect spot for your next date night, yet it is also cozy and comfortable, making it a great restaurant to celebrate a girls’ night out or relax with a few friends. Chef David Strandridge, former chef at Market Table, and the managing partners of Cafe Clover, have succeeded in making a cool restaurant and delivering on what matters- great food with pure, simple ingredients and excellent service…
All of the menus at Cafe Clover look delicious, but one look at the brunch menu and I was sold. To start, I highly recommend the avocado toast on gluten free bread. Yes, Clover serves gluten free bread! The dish is light and the perfect appetizer to split with a friend. For our meal, my friend and I ordered the Market Vegetable Scramble, Soft Baked Eggs with no rye berries and no bread, Market Salad with lemon vinaigrette, bowl of berries, and Applewood smoked bacon. The dishes were small, so although it may have sounded like we over-ordered, we ordered the perfect amount! Both the burger and veggie burger were gluten free if you asked for nobread, and I had major food envy every time I saw the sweet potato home fries pass my table. Also, quinoa pancakes are offered on the brunch menu, and although I hear they are amazing, they are not gluten free! On the dinner menu, a quinoa tagliatelle is offered too, however, the pasta is mixed with other gluten-containing flours, and therefore isn’t gluten free.
Now that I’ve been to Clover for brunch, I can’t wait to go back in for dinner. The outdoor dining area is amazing, and the majority of the menu is gluten free! Diver Scallop Crudo, Octopus a la Plancha, Cauliflower Steak (no romesco), and organic Scottish salmon… I’m coming for you soon!