I am not overly familiar with the east 50s area of NYC, so when we found ourselves up there at FAO Schwartz to make a Muppet (best. birthday present. ever!), we wandered until we found an interesting place to eat.
Danku caught my eye with their tag line “Naturalicious Dutch Eatery” and my inability to recall what Dutch food exactly consists of.
Each table had a cute wooden tulip and Mike and I both tried the “Steaz” which were soda-like green teas with fruit flavoring.
Their trendy, digital flat screen menus were quite flashy and offered a lot of tasty sounding options from gluten free rice wraps to healthier frozen yogurt to splendid looking krokets.
I went with the “New Amsterdammer” hot sandwich that consisted of chicken, canadian bacon, arugula, tomatos, and “Danku Sauce” (which appeared to be a slightly more mayo version of Russian dressing and tasted pretty good.) I really enjoyed my sandwich, and the flavorful canadian bacon really set it apart.
Mike went with the hot steak sandwich which consisted of grilled steak with tomatoes and lettuce and more danku sauce. The steak was very tasty.
The shining star of this meal, however, was the kroket. Mike ordered a spinach and artichoke version that came with the Danku Sauce (again) for dipping. I would absolutely make a meal out of these and they could be served at a 5 star restaurant as a appetizer for a lot more money and they would be all the rage. I may make my way back to West 57th between 5th and 6th Avenues just to have the kroket again!
Total Nom Points: 7 out of 10