Blondes, brunettes, and redheads. There can be found quite the variety here in NYC, but there is just something to be said when you bump into a sexy redhead.
After hanging with a bunch of friends for drinks in the East Village area we decided to grab a bite to eat. Using the Yelp ap on my phone we discovered The Redhead and called. They were able to hook us up with a table for six with only a minimal wait. As it’s not a large place it was pretty packed, but that was to be expected since this seems to be a popular joint in the hood. Especially on a weekend night. Can be a bit cramped for seating as we discovered but they made it work for us.
It was so dark in here I could hardly read the menu. Using the candlelight I almost set my menu on fire. Had to go with the Fried Chicken which was pretty decent compared to many I have had throughout the city, and the cocktails were strong but tasty. Always a plus in my book. Also, the Wedge Salad accompanying the meal was a nifty side that you don’t see too often in places like this.
Was underwhelmed with the Bacon Peanut Brittle. Not worth the price. I don’t get what everyone sees in this small bowl of peanuts that barely tasted like bacon. So disappointed.
Our group also decided to order one of each dessert because we’re a bunch of piggies. Hey, don’t judge! I had the Baked Alaska which was pretty killer. That’s an old school dessert which I have not tasted in a long time. Made quite well here. Took a spoonful of the others on the table that were good but kind of forgettable. As I am a whiskey fan we also decided to try the hot cocoa with Jameson. Figured this would be a good fit on a cold night. Now, I enjoy drinking Jameson but “holy blackout drunk Batman” this was waaaaaayyyyyy too much booze. It was like drinking a full mug of Jameson with about 10% hot cocoa. Had to sip this one as no way was I chugging it. The giant marshmallow floating in it was pretty cool though.
Service was fine overall. The waiter took care of us, and the food came out quick enough. I think our major complaint is that the place seems a bit overpriced for the quality of the food and drinks served here. I might be willing to go back again to give it another try as there are some good things going on, as the menu is simple and comforting while the environment is casual and cozy.
The Redhead – http://theredheadnyc.com/