Chalk Point Kitchen: New York, NY

527 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013

Before I even get started on the food (which I will rave about) let’s talk about the decor. The entire space is adorable right down to the eclectic mix of serving plates. Some are brightly colored, a few have whimsical floral designs, and others feature classic art by Keith Haring. The day before I made my way to Chalk Point Kitchen I received a call telling me- no, urging me- to get there. “It’s an instagrammers dream,” I was told. Do my friends know me or what?

Conveniently enough I already had reservations for dinner, but after that call definitely not about showing up. Chalk Point has been all the buzz on the internet for a while now and I couldn’t wait to experience it myself. Unsurprisingly, they did not disappoint. The manager Bryce was very cool and super accommodating. He made sure we were well fed and having a good time. The entire staff did an excellent job on the service end. The drinks may have taken a while from the bar initially but Rome wasn’t  built in a day and neither is the perfect cocktail. You can read more about that and each delectable dish below.

After dinner we discovered the secret cocktail lounge downstairs on the basement level and naturally I felt drawn to it. It had a retro feel with chairs like barber seats lining the bar, a large TV to the left airing the Olympics, and numerous tables scattered throughout the room. Each table had some kind of game sitting on it too which I didn’t get to this time but definitely will next time when I head in with a larger group. All in all, this place was set up for good times. And good times we had… until they closed- and didn’t even kindly ask us to leave but were instead extremely tolerant of how buzzed we’d become until we made our exit. Props to the bartender. So yes, I am highly recommending Chalk Point Kitchen as well as The Handy Liquor Bar depending on what you are looking for. Either way- you do not want to miss out.

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The Grand Street Margarita: Tanteo jalapeño infused tequila, fresh pressed grapefruit juice, Cointreau grapefruit bitters, ginger syrup, lemon and lime juice garnish with a grapefruit slice. An absolutely delicious way to kick off a strong buzz. Just YES… so much yes.
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OK… this was seriously what dreams are made of. A local strawberry and herbed mascarpone crostini with wild lavender honey and aged saba. I’m going to be honest here- I have no clue what saba is but whatever it is I’m pretty sure I love it.

 

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The grilled watermelon salad with heirloom tomatoes, spiced watermelon seeds, crispy feta, mezze watercress, and tarragon dressing. Should I keep gushing about every dish or do you get it already? EVERYTHING IS GOOD HERE.

 

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The roasted local peach flatbread with fennel pollen salami, herbed westfield goat cheese (I love you, goat cheese) wild arugula, and calabrian chili oil.

 

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I honestly cannot remember what type of broth these mussels were served in and I have feeling it’s changed from what I currently am reading on the menu. However, I can say they do mussels well. I’d probably order them here in any broth.

 

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Slow Roasted Massachusetts Hake & Island Creek Countneck Clams with baby heirloom zucchini & pattypan squash, currant tomatoes, white corn, and fresh oregano broth.

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