The Toucan and the Lion | NYC Food & Drink | Scoop.it

|Drinks|

Eastern Hospitality ($12)

The Lion ($10)

 

|Food|

Toasted Bao Buns ($3)

Meatballs ($9)

Duck Confit Mofongo ($14)

 

|Recap|

Friday 11pm seating for food and drink. Even at this late hour the space was filled and energy vibrant, although not uncomfortably loud or packed. Sold out: Scottish Egg and Beef Short Rib Tacos (our first choice). Runners up did not disappoint. Extremely flavorful, perfectly portioned for a late night snack. Come if you'd like to please the palette in liquid and solid form; Don't come with hunger pains with the intention of stuffing your face and belly. Bao Buns were wonderfully buttery and likened an Asian version of Texas Toast. The meatballs perfectly tender in a roux of dijon mustard sauce. The Duck Confit was the biggest surprise, not exactly sure what we were about to bite into when it arrived at the table. Both cocktails were delicate and refreshing. The drop of Sriracha in the Lion giving it just the perfect kick. All in all perfect balance in every respect - high quality food, drink and ambiance devoid of pretentiousness, high prices and scene.

 

|Pleasant Surprises|

Perfect flavor kick from Sriracha in the Lion cocktail

90s music flashback feat. the Cranberries 

$25 Scoutmob discount

 

 

The Toucan and the Lion | 342 East 6th Street New York, NY 10002 | 212.275.8989