I've always wanted to experience that Empire State of Mind. To be in the streets of New York that can make one feel brand new with lights that will inspire you. Until then, I have Bowery Lane on O'Connell Street in Sydney to go to for an NYC style dining experience.
The new Bowery Lane is a cafe/bar restaurant situated in the heart of the Sydney CBD. It's a culinary sanctuary in the midst of a corporate jungle. The interior has a modern chic meets Wall Street dining look. The restaurant is named after a thoroughfare in Manhattan Island. Their dishes are inspired and reflective of the various ethnic groups that resides in New York like Italians, South Americans, Jewish, Koreans, Jamaicans, Africans etc. American classics with modern twists are also available.
They open from breakfast so you can get dishes like their steamed Moroccan eggs ($16). It had tomato chutney, spinach, and dukkah with sides of toasted sourdough bread. The yolk was lusciously runny, which was perfect for toasted bread dunking!
|Reese's peanut buttercup milkshake|
|Cookies and cream milkshake|
|Ice cream sandwich|
For lunch and dinner, they also have dishes for sharing like pork collar & scratching's with apple & fennel salad ($48) and 1KG of braised wagyu braised short rib with horseradish cream & roasted garlic ($58). Bowery Lane is now one of my favourite food joints in the CBD. The service is tops and the food rocks!
Not long after my last visit, I returned to Bowery Lane with the awesome Chocolatesuze (This time, we attended as guests of Bowery Lane via Wasamedia) to try more dishes:
|Strawberry shortcake - vanilla bean ice cream, macerated berries|
|1kg Wagyu beef short rib - with horseradish cream|
Amongst the new things I tried was an epic 1kg wagyu beef short rib ($58). It's massive and meant to be shared with someone else. It was so tender that little effort with a spoon and fork was needed to pull the meat apart. It was one of the juiciest and most flavoursome meats I've had in my life. The caramelisation on the fat gave the meat and amazing sweet flavour. The horseradish cream had a nice sour and sharp taste that help cut through the richness of the Wagyu beef I'm pretty sure we will be MEATing this short rib again pretty soon.
We thought that the roasted pumpkin with balsamic crisp oregano and parmesan ($9) was a perfect side to the wagyu short rib. The pumpkin had a nice crust and was soft and creamy inside. The sharp peppery and thyme like flavours of the oregano complimented the pumpkin well. The parmesan cheese gave the whole dish a nutty factor.
1 O'Connell St,
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9252 8017
Mon-Wed: 7am - 10pm
Thur-Fri: 7am – Late
Sat: 5pm - Late