Hey guys, hope you’re enjoying your Sunday 🙂
I’m introducing a new series called Good Eats! I am a foodie, and I love to indulge in the experience of dining out and I usually do it with friends. One friend that I frequently go out with is Leslie. We love eating, and drinking so it only made sense that she join the blog and share some of our stories. Read below to see what she loved about the Sugar Factory and check back for all her Good Eats reviews! __________________________________________________________________________________________
Fine dining in NYC doesn’t have to cost big bucks. A diamond in the rough isn’t impossible to find, and trust me I know what qualities you’re looking for; great atmosphere, moderate prices, attractive faces and most importantly tasty cuisine, I’ve got you covered. Follow me on my journey, the goal is to eat my way through the 5 boroughs of NYC one gem at a time, my first stop is the Sugar Factory in Manhattan’s meatpacking district…
After reading several reviews and getting feedback from my fellow foodies I decided to give the Sugar Factory a fair shot. Filled with seemingly Soho residents and packed to the brim, upon arrival I had a preconceived notion. I imagined a Serendipity clone with a more contemporary and modern feel, my assumption was 100% wrong. From the outdoor dining space to the quaint bar and back room seating I knew the Sugar Factory would be a comfy dining experience. After a 10 minute wait, my friend and I were seated at a cozy table between a birthday party and a family of four, though a bit tight space wise, we were able to enjoy our meals. Our waiter was more than welcoming and made some great menu suggestions. As I perused through the various goblet and cocktail drink options I decided on the “Lollipop Passion” Goblet, this massive lime green coconut and pineapple cocktail was garnished with old fashioned lollipops and candy beads. To top it off, the dry ice at the bottom of the glass causes an eruption of bubbles and smoke that seep out as you sip away.
Aesthetic and tasty, I couldn’t ask for more. The perfect blend of tropical flavor and sweet goodness, and the 5 shots included in the goblet didn’t hurt either. I know what you’re thinking, “great drinks but what about the food,” well let me tell you, the food and drinks might be tied up for first place. When dining at a new restaurant I always order a signature dish, this time I chose the “Sugar Factory Pancake Stack”. Three buttermilk pancakes garnished with powdered sugar, pecans, whipped cream, milk chocolate and warm maple syrup on the side, could it be love at first sight?
To say I was in bliss would be an understatement, my taste buds were on fire! My fellow foodies and fine cuisine connoisseurs know that real chocolate isn’t sweet, so needless to say I didn’t get a toothache, the warm milk chocolate was just the right amount of savory sweetness that I needed.
From the candy store decor to the prompt service, and all everything in between the Sugar Factory gets an 8 for GREAT! Definitely a go for brunch or date night. Will you be trying it out? 😉