Tartinery at The Plaza Food Court

By grace.g.yang ยท August 10, 2012
Under: American,French,Lunch,Midtown West

Last Saturday, Ken and I found ourselves uptown for an early morning appointment at Amsale, where we looked at wedding gowns and tried on a lot of different options. I haven’t found my ideal gown yet, but it’s getting pretty close! My mom is coming to help me pick the final gown and I think I’ll keep it a secret until the actual ceremony when Ken sees me walking down the aisle. I just wanted to get an idea of the dresses Ken liked at Amsale! After our morning appointment, we headed to Bergdorf Goodman to check out their evening wear collection because i’m thinking about doing a dress change after the actual ceremony to a red dress (for cocktails). Nothing is finalized yet, but I did see some very expensive gowns at Bergdorf’s; one gown was $35,000! We made our rounds on all of the glorious floors of Bergdorf’s and then headed across the street to grab lunch at The Plaza’s Food Court.

Neither of us have ever visited the food court and it really is beautiful and reminds of me the food courts in Asian department stores. Lots of little stalls with beautiful pastries (cake pops, macarons, banana pudding and so much more!), plump lobster rolls from Luke’s lobster, and creative sandwiches at No. 7 Sub. We decided to try Tartinery since neither of us have ever been there and since it was so hot outside, we decided to both get salads. Tartinery actually has seating at their stall:


I ordered the Nicoise salad:


I loved the salty anchovies on top of the fatty tuna and the fresh greens. Ken also liked the Nicoise more than his cobb salad:


They squirted about a cup of dressing on the salad (luckily we were able to scoop it off and not eat all of it). The salad was a little too salty for me but the portions were so large that I was quite content with just the Nicoise. We ended up also ordering a tartine of chicken and shaved fennel on hearty multi-grain bread:


The chicken was so dry we almost choked on it but the fennel was light and spritzed with a little lemon juice and olive oil. The lunch was very pleasant and we walked through the food court after our very filling lunch. I wanted to get a nice serving of banana pudding from Billy’s, but decided I should come back soon (without Ken!) to enjoy the banana pudding. It’s a very cute area that has lots of good downtown options; I’m not sure how the prices compare at The Plaza versus the actual restaurants, but we ended up spending about $55 for our lunch.

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