Hotel Griffou

By grace.g.yang ยท February 20, 2012
Under: American,Burgers,Desserts,Dinner,greenwich village,My Life,Nightlife,seafood

A few weekends ago, David and Laura were working out in their neighborhood and asked me to have dinner with them. I originally suggested Lotus of Siam but they decided we should go to Hotel Griffou instead. I heard their drinks were good but their food wasn’t that great so I was a little hesitant but I was pleasantly surprised with their food.

David and Laura started with the octopus:


And my friend Bianca and I started off with the veal meatballs:


The meatballs were really tender and flavorful – they’re on the same level as The Meatball Shop – if not better!

For our main courses, I ordered the orecchiette pasta with kale and swiss chard and sausage:


Bianca ordered the penne with tomato sauce:


Laura ordered the burger:


With a side of fries:


David ordered the meatballs as a main entree:


They didn’t say which sauce was going to smother the meatballs and since David shouldn’t eat tomatoes, we had to send it back. They were actually pretty nice about it – the waiter gave us a little lip but was nice enough to change David’s order.

For dessert, we ordered the apple crumble with burnt caramel ice cream:


The apple crumble was a little too crumble-heavy (and parts of the crumble didn’t taste like they were fully cooked) but the rest of the meal was really enjoyable. By the time we left, the crowd was very mixed; lots of young people there for drinks and more people there for the food and lounge-like experience.

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Reader Comments

I’ve been wanting to try this place out for a while now. I’ve gotta go try those meatballs now since you say they’re better than the most celebrated meatballs of NYC!

Written By Nabila on February 21st, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

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