Reaching your one year anniversary mark as a restaurant in New York City is a huge deal. With restaurants shuttering and opening all the time, you never know if yours will stand the text of time. David Burke Group, no stranger to the restaurant scene in the city, opened up David Burke fabrick and Spyglass Rooftop Bar last May, and recently celebrated their momentous first birthday. Having already established himself as a chef to be reckoned with, it is no surprise that fabrick is going strong. But it was a shock that it took me an entire year to go in and check it out!
The restaurant, which is located in the lobby of the Archer Hotel, is located in Manhattan’s Garment District, the name of the spot pays homage to both its location and the bricks of pink Himalayan salt that line their beef dry-aging room, which has received a US Patent. The rustic American theme is apparent in both the decor and the menu. True to form, fabrick’s dishes are just as innovative and impressive as those at his other restaurants, thanks to Executive Chef Adin Langille. Starters include Avocado Panna Cotta, Rosemary Flatbread (delicious!), Lobster Dumplings and Candied Bacon. The latter is definitely worth getting, complete with a black pepper maple glaze. However, it’s definitely made for sharing and super filling, but it is definitely the stuff dreams are made of.
Entrees are equally, if not more impressive, with options including Pork Shoulder Baked Can O’ Rigatoni, Lobster BLT Steamed Buns, and Angry Shrimp Fajitas. If one thing can be learned by dining at a David Burke establishment, it’s to come hungry and do your best to save room for dessert. Pastry chef Zac Young has created a dessert menu for the gods, with mouthwatering options including Frozen S’mores Napoleon for Two (insanely delicious and decadent), Hot Boston Cream Donuts, fabrick’s Fancy Chocolate Hazelnut Handbag, and more. If you don’t leave this place full, you did something wrong.
But if you stop by in the warm weather months, make sure to head upstairs to Spyglass, where you will find yourself enjoying a stunning view of the Empire State Building, along with delicious cocktails. For those looking for a quick, not-so-heavy bite to eat, you can also order some of the smaller dishes to the roof, which makes for a gorgeous backdrop for any meal. If you haven’t dined here yet, make it a priority.
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