Sunday, February 24, 2013

station

station
we had a group of nearly 20 for a good friend's birthday last night at station. it proved to be a very cozy spot for dinner and although small, did a great job of hosting such a large party. 

station is situated right next to the bedford subway stop and has a warm, very comfortable ambiance. a charming little feature i noticed was the way the cocktail menus were inserted into old bound books.  at first i thought the book was a serious wine list but quickly realized, rather, it was a conversation piece to chat over while perusing the list. the aperol spritzers and old fashion cocktails were among the favorites.  everyone loved the rock candy that was used as a stirrer in the old fashions, such a cute idea!

as for starters and mains, the mussels and burger were the two items everyone seemed to enjoy most.  the broth for the mussels was garlicky and smooth, perfect for being soaked up with a crusty piece of bread.  we also loved the nutella crepes for dessert. they were served warm with chopped hazelnuts and i thought it made for a perfect combo of crunch and richness.

the menu here transitions with the seasons so be on the lookout for new items each time you go.  and enjoy the scene of the open kitchen! i love places where you can see your meal prepared right in front of you.  all in all, station is a great new staple for the 'burg-

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