Located right next to Times Square, this restaurant has a classy setting and really generous staff. Special mention to Nick, Dennis and Ronnie who were super friendly and the sweetest guys serving us! As the name suggests their USP is their huge variety of Pasta.
If you’re active on Instagram then you must have definitely watched the viral video of their incredible Fried Mozzarella so of course we had to get that! The Fried Mozzarella is basically like Mozzarella sticks but way beyond perfection. The marinara sauce served along was absolutely delicious and went so well with the fried Mozzarella.
Next, we ordered their Special Cheese Wheel Hennessy Pasta which is a MUST TRY or else you’ll regret it all your life! Firstly, the presentation was on point. They brought in the whole Parmesan cheese wheel at our table and torched it up with Hennessy and doused the Fettucine into the cheese. The pasta was supremely buttery and creamy and we totally loved it!
From their variety of Pizzas, the Grandma’s pizza struck our eye so we got ourselves that. This was a square shaped thin crust pizza with the goodness of marinara, cheese and pesto drizzled on top. The pesto was a game changer and it blew us away! Loved it!
For dessert, we went for the New York Style Cheesecake and the Molten Chocolate Cake. The cheesecake was just so smooth and delicious but the Chocolate cake was the one which won our hearts! The Molten cake is filled with molten dark chocolate at the center and it literally defines the term soul satisfying!
Overall, Pasta Lovers is a perfect spot for good food and drinks and for any occasion like a date or casual meal. Huge thumbs up to the nicest staff!
Clinton Hall takes it’s inspiration from Castle Clinton located in Battery Park. The main goal for the owners to have a American beer hall was to get people together away from their phones and laptops. This can be clearly seen with their communal tables, a wide variety of games offered and huge shared dishes. The bar has a bewildering array of specialty beers served on tap. The servers were warm and welcoming but with so many tables to attend they do get quite busy. With a laidback and chill vibe, this place is a perfect after work spot for drinks and food.
With some recommendations from our server we were all set with our order. We got the Dipper Trio, Truffle Parmesan Fries and the Famous Doughnut Grilled Cheese. The dipper Trio consisted of Guacamole, Spicy Feta, Squash Hummus along with Pita Chips. All three dips were pretty average and missed the oomph factor. The Truffle Parmesan Fries which was again nothing special and we thought could have been better. Next was their Famous Doughnut Grilled Cheese and it totally lives up to the hype! The Doughnut has a crisp on the outside and warm and soft on the inside. The tomato dip goes so perfectly well with the Doughnut and cheese. Each bite of this was simply heavenly!
We ordered the Crispy Chicken Stack for entrees. This sandwich was loaded with Fried Chicken, Fried Pickles, Cole Slaw, Pickles and a lip smacking Hot Honey Sauce. It’s not just a sandwich, it’s a monstrous sandwich and definitely a contender for the recently trending Chicken Sandwich Wars.
For dessert, our choice was obvious. If there’s anything with Red Velvet on the menu, we want it! So we got the Red Velvet WTF Waffle and we had no idea what we had gotten ourselves into. This one dessert is good enough as a whole meal for three/four people. There’s no adjective to describe how ginormous this dessert was. It includes three stacked Waffles, a big slice of Red Velvet Cheesecake, Vanilla Icecream, loads of whipped cream, crushed Oreo, Sprinkles and M&Ms. The Red Velvet Cheesecake was extraordinarily delicious and we hope they put it up on their menu separately too. The waffles were soft they escalate slowly on each and every taste bud and make you close your eyes. Perfection.