When I left my job that was located in Midtown, and no longer had to attend nightly client dinners in the area, I swore I would ONLY venture back to the area if it were worth it. And by worth it, I mean really, really worth it. Often, Midtown restaurants invite me in, and I ‘accidentally’ miss the email. Well, when I was invited to The Skylark this week, all it took was one look at the menu for me to realize that this spot was totally worth it…
The best part about the menu is that all items that are gluten-free are marked with a clear ‘GF.’ To start, we ordered the edamame drizzled in yuzu and sesame, the deviled eggs, the roasted pepper hummus, and the guacamole with plantain chips and tortilla chips. These classic appetizers were both essential and delicious. Next up were the steak tacos and barbecued short rib bites. Now, everyone knows I love tacos… I’m pretty sure I was a taco in my past life… so I’ll focus on the short rib bites instead; they were incredibly tender, flavorful, and just the right amount of corn relish and cilantro pesto– you HAVE to order these. NOW to the real highlight of the meal: the Brussels sprouts dressed in chili caramel sauce and the General Tsao’s Crispy Cauliflower, which were coated in cornstarch and covered in a sweet mirin-n-gingerchile sauce. The Brussels were OUT of this world, and the cauliflower may have been some of the best cauliflower I have EVER had. Crispy, yet juicy, and PACKED with flavor. Lastly, you HAVE to order the truffle fries or the sweet potato fries. The fries are subject to cross contamination in the fryer, but SO incredibly worth it. I was already so full, but I couldn’t resist eating the entire order of fries.
At the end of dinner, my friends and I had the opportunity to check out the rooftop; the rooftop was beautiful. Equipped with heat lamps for the cooler nights, and with a chic, trendy ambiance, the rooftop is perfect for your next date night or get together with friends. I can guarantee I’ll be back here several times this summer (and of course MANY times before then)!