Root & Bone
Root & Bone has arrived in Manhattan to critical acclaim. It's a small restaurant with a country chic feel. I love their use of old-time school house chairs, the kind you could store your books under. You can expect delicious, comforting, southern cooking. (It's also owned and operated by two of the most attractive chefs around, Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth. Hey, eye candy never hurt.)
WHAT TO EAT
The appetizers and sides are really strong here. You must order the Drunken Deviled Eggs, as they are some of the best I've ever had. And, as a side get the Grandma Daisy's Angel Biscuits. The Root & Bone Signature Bacon is thick cut and cured in house with bourbon and spicy maple. For a main, the Bucket of Bird Fried Chicken is divine.
WHAT TO DRINK
An inventive cocktail menu is available. Think beyond the mimosa and opt for the MoJo Pin with Fino Sherry, Blanc Vermouth, Vodka, Watermelon, and Lemon Oil.
Brunch reservations are not accepted.