Root & Bone

Restaurants East Village
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Fried chicken at Root & Bone
Fresh off a season of Top Chef, Australia native Janine Booth joins fellow TV toque Jeff McInnis (Miami's Yardbird) to retool Deep South standbys. McInnis follows his grandmother’s recipe for fried chicken but adds a dusting of dehydrated lemon and sandwiches it between two cheddar waffles, while grilled peaches, pickled green tomatoes and molasses vinegar top fried pimiento cheese in a Dixieland take on caprese. Reclaimed wood, repurposed scaffolding and recycled whiskey bottles become chandeliers and lamps in the 45-seat dining room, and animal-bone beer taps take center stage at the bar, where cocktail creator Cecilia Romero whips egg into the Bumble 'n' Bone ($12), a black-pepper-laced maple-and-gin quaff.
Venue name: Root & Bone
Address: 200 E 3rd St
New York
Cross street: at Ave B
Opening hours: Mon–Thurs 11:30am–midnight; Fri, Sat 11:30am–2am; Sun 11:30am–midnight
Transport: Subway: F to 2 Ave; J, M, Z to Essex
Price: Average entree: $20. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Jaime B

I went to Root & Bone fro Restaurant Week, and I left really happy. A lot of RW deals are not actually that great of a deal: Some restaurants give you the stuff they need to get rid of or exclude their famous dish from the RW menu. Not so at Root & Bone. For $25 I had a delicious brunch that included an appetizer and dessert AND a shared plate for the table, when the shrimp and grits entree alone cost $25. I order the fried chicken and waffles, which came with maple bourbon and tabasco honey sauces. Amazing. The dessert, strawberry shortcake, was the best part. I haven't had a biscuit that delicious in a looong time.