I revisited The House – that free-standing restored 1854 carriage house on 17th Street — for lunch recently, as I had previously only been there for delicious bar bites and made a note to return for a meal.
I enjoyed a big bowl full of Pulpo a la Plancha ($18) – seared large pieces of Spanish octopus tossed with red peppers, celery slices, chunks of hearts of palm and halved cerigonola olives all tossed in a light citrus vinaigrette.
My dining partner delved into a hearty NY Strip Loin Sandwich ($24) on toasted ciabatta, oozing with caramelized onions and drizzled with smoked chili aioli. That came with some arugula and perfectly cooked fingerling potatoes halves (Sadly there were only three halves!).
121 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003