Tucked behind the fabled Pearl Paint (as in BEHIND. on Lispenard St.), is a little gem much like finding a real Rolex off of Canal Street for 15 bucks. A real one. With diamonds in it and everything.\r
As in bling.\r
The food was, to be brief as I've only 1,700 characters remaining, beyond cusswords-amazing.\r
Consider the average New-Yorkish eater who tends to pluck at the plate and leave a massive heap of be-picked sustinance to then converse about how absolutely stuffed the New-Yorkish eater is after the few bites it managed to choke down.\r
It just isn't possible. The fare is far too tasty and one would only wish to stuff the mouth full of nummy goodness rather than silly conversation.\r
Super-reasonably priced ( 'cus see me n' my crew was rollin' five deep all up in some drinks, appetizzles and entrees an' them bills only be one Benji. knaw-mean?) so it won't break your wallet like those knockoff Louis Vuitton bags around the corner.\r
The atmosphere was calm and cozy, but not nunnery-calm and cozy. The space was small-ish but suprisingly not loud/noisy, though ours and the other tables were engaged in heated non-nunnery topics. \r
(Like the nearby freakish At&t building - which may be a nunnery, who knows. It hasn't any windows...)\r
On this particular eve there was only one lady serving the room. No small task as a party of 12-or so rolled in, hungry as the dickens. She didn't break a sweat and tended to us and our tastebuds promptly and courteously. \r
The kind lady was concerned about our abilities to handle spicy foods and has a handy mental 1-to-5 spicy-hotness scale to help talk you down from any unnecessary masochism. My group stayed at the 3-and-under mark and were adequately mouth-spanked by spice for the amount of pleasure we received from our meals.\r
I'd go again and again. And again.\r
And if you go to 35 - holler, cause I'll come too.\r
Signed up on Citysearch just to write this review.
Pros: Can everything be a pro? Off the beaten path, Easy access to ACE, 123, NRW, JMZ, Neat area, GREAT SERVICE, Great food and selection, Great prices, Great great great
Cons: I'll be there a lot. so if you can't stand me - i'm sorry.