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Gansevoort 69 by the Highline

23 Apr

My friend, Debbie and I were wandering around by the entrance to the Highline looking for a bite to eat one beautiful Saturday afternoon. We saw Gansevoort 69 and it looked like a nice diner, so we decided to try it.  I was actually pretty surprised by the inside. It was very modern and looked like an upscale restaurant inside.

Debbie was torn between a few dishes, including the Mac & Cheese.  The waiter mentioned that they were just written up in AM New York as one of the best Mac & Cheeses in town.  Strangely enough, I have read one AM New York in the past 3 years and this was the one I had read.  No brainer… Debbie went for the Mac & Cheese.  She was nice enough to give me a bite and it was good, but nothing spectacular.

I went with the “Not Your Mama’s Bennie” which included 2 poached eggs (healthier because there is no oil used to cook them) with Canadian Bacon (the healthier bacon) on a homemade hashbrown.  I asked for the hollandaise on the side (and didn’t even touch it!), went with whole wheat bread, and made sure to eat every bite of the salad.  Simple changes!

Here’s a zoom in.

And a further zoom in… 

See that under the egg there?  Does that look like a hashbrown to anyone?  I mean MAYBE if it were warm and soft… but it was like potato sticks made into a nest.  Not bad, really, but not what I’d consider a “hashbrown.” Made it easier not to eat and spare me the point though. 🙂

Luckily, the egg was cooked PERFECTLY.  This was definitely the highlight of the meal as a perfectly cooked poached egg is surprisingly hard to come by.

Total points for 2 poached eggs, salad, 1 slice of whole wheat bread, 2 bites of “hashbrowns,” and Canadian bacon? 8 points!  Not too bad for a very filling brunch.

In the end, Gansevoort 69 was good, but nothing special.

Total Nom Points: 6 out of 10