Extra Virgin Restaurant, West Village, NYC

///Extra Virgin Restaurant, West Village, NYC

Extra Virgin Restaurant, West Village, NYC

Extra Virgin Restaurant in the West Village, doesn’t take reservations and usually has a wait in the eveing. I recommend you go for lunch when you can get a table without waiting. We did so recently and enjoyed seasonal fresh Mediterranean fare with a twist and lots of  — plating.

The shredded beets, watercress, endive salad in a perfectly dressed granny smith apple vinaigrette arrived molded over the pistachio-crusted goat cheese ($13), while the Ahi tuna tartar ($15) had an interesting amalgam of flavors arranged in  layers of avocado puree, cucumbers, the tuna and pickled jalapeños in a soy lime vinaigrette.

My least favorite dish was the composed shrimp cobb salad ($16) with marinated mini shrimp, a half sliced avocado, diced tofu, corn, sliced boiled asparagus, plum tomatoes and lots of smoked bacon topped with pickled onions. I would have preferred diced eggs to the tofu and some sort of a dressing.

What I do recommend are the sides ($8 each).  The French fries came with a Gorgonzola dipping sauce, the spinach was sauteed with garlic and the Brussels sprouts roasted and served with caramelized apples and pancetta.

The elegant Loire Valley,($12) La Firet des Dames Sancerre 2012 worked well with its clean and crisp Sauvignon Blanc with some minerality.
 

– bonnie

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Extra Virgin Restaurant
West Village
259 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10014
extravirginrestaurant.com/‎
(212) 691-9359

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By | 2017-08-20T13:01:39+00:00 February 4th, 2014|NYC Restaurant Reviews|0 Comments

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