"Gargoyles & Graffiti"chronicles architectural elements that I find interesting or unique in my travels. Gargoyles are my passion, but today graffiti (which I hate but am learning to love as it is everywhere) is as much a part of architecture as the gargoyles and decorative railings that thrill me.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sardi's Restaurant New York: Still Great

Postcard from Sardi's Restaurant
What's not to like about a restaurant that's been around for 90 years and hasn't changed much in 30. Don't get me wrong! The carpet and furniture are new, the waiters top-notch and the food is delicious. What I mean is the same level of quality and wonderful ambiance I found at Sardi's as a naive 30 year old still exists today. 

My friend Lisa had planned a wonderful lunch for us in the theater district of New York. I found the area too crowded and run down. The restaurant we attempted to eat at was too crowded and loud. And then, there it was ... a place that holds a special place in my heart. We left the first place, each of us dragging one of my suitcases, fighting the crowd, the wind whipping around, looking like rain. Like an oasis in the desert, I saw the sign ... wow, Sardi's. 

I had a romantic dinner there 30 years ago before going to a show on Broadway. The food was still as good, the atmosphere divine. Lisa had Caesar salad and I had the tomato and mozzarella salad. They were both perfect. If you would like to try it out when in New York, here is a link to their website. Enjoy and tell them I sent you! (Just joking, they would have no idea who I am.)

1 comment:

  1. Definitely a must-see restaurant for everyone that visits NYC and is catching a show on Broadway.
    RSVP restaurant