As a big fan of the restaurant Ducks Eatery in the East Village, I thought it was time that I try the owner’s other NYC hot spot: Seamstress. Known for their creative cocktails, Seamstress is sure to surprise your tastebuds. With salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and Unami drinks, this restaurant has a drink that is sure to appeal to any cocktail-lover. My personal favorite was the Bright Idea (pictured below), which is served in an empty lightbulb.
I am happy to report that the food was just as delicious as the drink. Since I arrived early enough to enjoy the happy hour, I indulged myself and started with half a dozen, one dollar Maine oysters. With a cocktail in one hand and an oyster in another, I was delighted. For our entrees, we had the duck confit and the pan roasted codfish, both of which left us wanting more. In addition, we split the brussels sprouts and shared the chocolate mouse for dessert. If I were not sharing my dessert with someone who is gluten-intolerant, I would have opted for the baked Alaska, which looked divine and for which the restaurant is known for.
The ambiance of the restaurant perfectly matched the cuisine. It was a unique setting, unlike that which I have seen before. It felt new and hip, yet it also had an eerie feel to it as well. Go to the restaurant yourself, and let me know if you agree. There is something oddly strange and pleasing about the decor.
Afterwards, explore the Upper East Side neighborhood which is lively in the evenings. Decorated with lights at this time of year, it’s a beautiful spot that has some bars and restaurants that feel like downtown hubs, only without the hectic street traffic.