Mandarin Oriental 80 Columbus Circle New York, NY 10023 • (212) 805-8881 • http://www.mandarinoriental.com
The view alone is worth the visit, but the food doesn’t disappoint either. Well, for the most part.
The wife and I had the brunch tasting menu comprised of 4 appetizers, two mains and two desserts. Of the apps, the ahi tuna and the butternut squash soup were both a tad on the blah side. The foie gras terrine and the edamame empeñada were much better.
The stand outs, came during the mains. All four were excellent. I went breakfasty, if that’s a word, with the caramelized banana french toast and the BLT and egg. While the wife went more lunchy, choosing the sweet potato ravioli with market veggies and the striped sea bass. I honestly can’t tell which of the four was the best, they were all that excellent.
Then, came dessert, a chocolate mousse and an apple cake. Both, unfortunately were lack luster, ending us on a down note.
That is, until you stop by the treat station on the way out, where you can load up on goodies to take home. And just like that, all was right with the world again.