In the heart of New York’s Meatpacking district lies Manon, a recently opened modern American restaurant that has it’s aim set high.
By Joakim Bergman
When you enter the dining section of Manon, a restaurant in the heart of the Meatpacking district in New York, you are greeted by a decor that screams identity crisis. With mirrored walls, chandeliers, dim lighting and an elaborate steel net covering the ceiling, you’re not sure what this place wants to be. A fine dining restaurant? A nightclub? Or maybe just a friendly neighborhood joint for the casual eater. Beneath all this anxiety however, lies a genuinely good restaurant with well crafted, solid food.
The first dish we tried was the Chilled Spring Pea Soup, a refreshing start to our meal and a soup with an earthy, robust taste.
Next up was the Sweet Corn and Mascarpone Tortellini that, with it’s creamy texture, perfectly balanced the refreshing nature of the pea soup.
Thirdly, we enjoyed the Diver Scallops and the Slow Cooked Creekstone Strip Loin, both of which were good, but with the strip loin coming out a favorite due to it’s perfect temperature and juicy nature.
Lastly, we had the Quark Cheesecake and Berries, a superbly good looking and refreshing dessert that, in my book, became the star of the meal. A truly delightful way to end our dinner.
All in all, the food at Manon is good, and that’s what counts. If you can look past the insane decor that, frankly, made me nauseous, then you’re in for a solid, well crafted and comfortable dining experience.
407 West 14th St
New York, NY 10014
Joakim "Jocke" Bergman has a deeply rooted obsession for finding new and interesting brews. As a Web Editor and Resident Beer Geek at Honest Cooking, he combines that obsession with a genuine love of good food, drinks and cooking. Jocke is also one of the founders and brewers at Unibärsum brewery and a mean metal guitarist.