After seeing Steven Spielberg’s exhilarating drama “The Post,” starring Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham the Washington Post’s publisher and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee The Post’s editor in a story about their decision to publish portions of the Pentagon Papers, we looked for a place to get a bite.
We walked in and out of restaurants along Broadway and even made a few calls hoping to get in someplace as we hadn’t made a res. Since 45 minutes was the least wait, we kept looking. We walked around the corner to 64th, noticed a table in the bar area at Boulud Sud and jumped at it.
Wanting only a light bite after the movie, we ordered a couple appetizers to share. Their Mediterranean mezze platter came with hummus, two small falafel balls and some smoky babaganoush ($16) along with crackers. Skip the slightly greasy Moroccan flatbread we ordered to accompany that and ask for more crackers instead.
Do not miss the fried delicata squash rings dipped in batter ($18) and served with harissa aïoli. Also nice and a palette-cleanser is their red and green chicory and pink lettuce salad with pine nuts in a citrus vinaigrette ($18).
I’d suggest Boulud Sud after a movie at Loews Lincoln Square nearby, but suggest making a reservation.