At 10pm on a Sunday, diners were still filing in. The solicitous service must be the reason the place gets packed nightly, because the food was simply average. Stick to the seafood: Salted fish was breaded and deep-fried for an unusual take on a dish that’s usually panfried. Despite rudimentary English, servers inquire regularly about diners’ needs, even anticipating them. When we asked about a strange yellow fish-shaped dessert that had sailed past to another table, the waitress answered by scooping each of us a bowl of the mango gelatin to sample, gratis.
Kew Garden Restaurant (CLOSED)
|Venue name:||Kew Garden Restaurant (CLOSED)||Contact:|
1–3 Elizabeth St
|Cross street:||at Bayard St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D to Grand St; J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to Canal St|
|Price:||Average main course: $9. Cash only|