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“Market Table”

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  Night Out New American West Village Moderate Great


Eating out in New York City is about so much more than the pursuit of nutrition and hunger management. It's become a barometer of your social status. Where you can get in, who you know, what's on your list of where to eat-these have all become social indicators of a certain kind. And with every dining choice you make, you reveal a little bit about yourself. Pick a table at Wakiya and you're clearly chasing scene, not food. Make The Spotted Pig your regular haunt and you'll take the crazy crowds because the food's killer. Stick to places like Savoy, Five Points, Union Square, Telepan and The Tasting Room, and you're telling people you're a locavore. Stick to more elegant restaurants like Blue Hill and Gramercy Tavern and you're saying you're a locavore of a certain net worth. Get a personal welcome from Andrew Carmellini at A Voce, and it's likely that you've got a Nonna somewhere that you miss. Hang out in Jackson Heights most nights of the week and clearly you're an ethnic food connoisseur. Have a list of reservations for this week that includes Shorty's, Grayz, Bobo, and Centro Vinoteca, and an invite to friends and family at the soon to open Irving Mill, and you're a feverish foodie. For every restaurant chosen, a judgment can be made.

It's a rat race of its very own genre, this food business of ours. And it can be tough to navigate. You want to eat everywhere, see it all, be first, find the best, have it all. I don't know about you, but some days I love it, and other days it's enough to make me want to escape to some small town in Vermont. But beyond the madness, past the scene, through the typecasting and the pigeonholing, there's Market Table.

This restaurant is the latest concept from yet another graduate of the Jimmy Bradley/Danny Abrams school of cooking and hospitality: chef Mikey Price, who was last at Mermaid Inn. As far as I am concerned, Jimmy and Danny should be given an award of excellence for the quality of chefs and front of house managers they turn out. The short list includes chefs Joey Campanaro (Little Owl), Harold Dieterle (Perilla), not to mention Steven Eckler (Chinatown Brasserie), Connor Coffey (Smith's), and many more. The Bradley/Abrams formula is a simple one: be warm, be welcoming and friendly; anticipate and meet customers' needs; serve the sort of honest food that your customers would make at home if they had the inclination to turn on the stove; tuck it all i ... [more, click below]

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