If you were judging Elizabeth on appearances alone, you might expect the food—like the clubby setting—to be sizzle sans substance. But the cuisine turns out to be as pleasant a surprise as the idyllic garden hidden behind the dining room. The eclectic menu includes a Japanese–style avocado-and-raw-tuna salad that is light and refreshing, and a subtly spiced North African chicken and couscous. Even simple meat and potatoes—a thick pork chop served with pineapple chutney and rich garlic mash—stand out. Good looks and good cooking to boot.
|Venue name:||Elizabeth (CLOSED)||Contact:|
265 Elizabeth St
|Cross street:||between E Houston and Prince Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5:30pm–midnight, Fri–Sun 11am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $19. AmEx, MC, V|