Upholstery Store: Food + Wine
Last week I went to Upholstery Store in the West Village. As the name suggests the restaurant is housed in an old upholstery store. This is one of three establishments in the city founded by Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner. I have not visited his crown jewel, Wallse yet, but Cafe Sabarsky has been a favorite haunt of mine for years.
Upholstery is a cozy dinner spot that also boasts an exciting mixology menu. We did not sample any cocktails on this visit, but the burnt cinnamon from the Johnny Fashion Seed smelled so good that I’m already planning my return visit.
I went with family for a birthday celebration. In my family we like to order a number of dishes and share so we can sample a bit of everything. It’s a dinning strategy that I highly recommend. For starters we had the Spring Pea soup which was minty and the perfect transitional dish for early spring. We also had what was probably the best shrimp ceviche I’ve ever had.
For the main courses we had the Squid Ink Pasta with Scallops, which absolutely melted in our mouths and the Grilled Tuna which was a simple dish, but cooked to perfection. For dessert we had the Lemon Tart with berries. The staff were wonderful and remembered to put a candle in the lemon tart for my sister. If you’re looking for an intimate sport with a flawless menu you can’t go wrong with Upholstery Shop.