Root & Bone Restaurant
The Best Southern Bites & Hospitality In Manhattan
During a recent trip back to New York City I had the pleasure of trying a new spot, Root & Bone Restaurant. I have my friend Tracey to thank for discovering this gem as she insisted we must try it and that being the foodie I am I would LOVE it! Well she was right.
Upon arriving to the Lower East Side Restaurant on East 3rd Street and Avenue B I immediately fell in love. It has an older vintage feel to it as if it’s been around years. It has antique furniture, gorgeous antique looking plates and a quaint Southern charm that’s hard not to adore.
We were quickly seated and immediately got exited about the menu. Tracey said we must try the Fried Chicken as it is fabulous. Sold! I pretty much love any kind of chicken, especially fried chicken. We all agreed on a few salads, the Wedge which I was dying to try (what’s not to love about anything with Blue Cheese) and the Rainbow Ribbon Salad. The Seared Local Fish Entrée sounded like a healthy entrée to offset the Fried Chicken and of course the Mac & Cheese was another must try.
The salads were the perfect start. They were both extremely fresh with delicious farm fresh ingredients. I had expected to prefer the Wedge (since I had insisted we order it) and I found that the Rainbow Ribbon Salad was a bit more unexpected. The Fried Chicken arrived and I was in heaven. It was quite possibly the most beautiful basket of meat. It was golden in color, looked perfectly crispy and was begging to be devoured. We all quickly helped ourselves and the rest was history…. Wow. It was extremely moist with a sweet crispy crunchy outside layer. PERFECT. We concluded the meal with a few desserts (note we also had a pregnant lady Tracey with us not drinking) so the least we could do was share some sweet goodies with her! The desserts like the meal were heavenly. Be sure to hurry up and get to Root & Bone. It’s fabulous and I’m already excited to go back during my next NYC visit! Thanks again Tracey for the amazing find. 200 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009.(646) 682-7076.