Edward’s Restaurant Review
Hello Readers. I know what you’re thinking - it has been awhile on the Review. In honor of NYC Restaurant Week we here at the Kitchen have been releasing a new blog post every time. New York Restaurant Week is actually July 21st to Aug 15 which is actually 4 weeks (a month) so indulging was not a problemo for us here at the Kitchen
Tonight the sights and sounds of New York take us to the up and coming neighborhood of Bushwick, located in the center of Brooklyn for New York’s own restaurant week.
Tater tots… Dont use your imagination: nothing new here friends. Tastes like Ore-ida bag. This started me off on a sour node. I ordered the cheese sauce (2 dollars extra) And what can I say? Like a watery buttered down coule of swiss cheese slices in a stoneware bowl they put in the microwave. Pass! I shared them with my friends.
Salad. A side at best. Mesclun mix, toothpick cut sized carrots, cherry tomato halves, whoopdedoo! Seen this one about a zillion times before. Would rather be at a salad bar with a pair of tongs glued to my hand. Dressing was just some light vinegar and maple syrup(?) mix. No choice offered for the sauce, salad came with it already in. My friend spilled bbq sauce in his salad bc he assumed the brush metal ramakin full of sauce must be the dressing on side for the salad but it turned out it was a side of bbq sauce for his main course burger. I dont blame him for confusion. (Looked like their bbq sauce was extremely runny at that.)
Blt tasted good i guess. Wheat toast with oats or dry oatmeal crusted upon rim. Nothing special about it. It literally was a bacon lettuce and tomato, nothing else, was hoping theyd sneak something extra on it for a price tag of 11 dollars, get out of town
Toothpicks extremely long
Now I’ve had applewood smoked meats before and this bacon beared no resemblance, to the eye or the mouth. No one I was near could tell me if the meal’s “L” was an iceberg cut or a heart of romaine, not a soul. I have a pretty good idea it was neither though. Pale green leaf reminded of getting sick in the car or a peace lily in between stem and flower. Tomato was fine can’t fault them for that. (Looking now at their online menu there was also quote unquote garlic mayo on it. I cant remember, maybe there was.)
French fries: reminded of frenchs potato stix the way they were cut. Cant remember what those are used for. Thousand island was rudimentary. Tasted like a salad bar thousand island.
Stella Artois. A flavorful beer. At least they couldnt majorly screw this one up. I’m not a big fan of Stella though.
Bushwick’s Living Room had a milkshake mixer on display at the bar. Still had warning stickers on it like it was never used, or, if it was used, thats disgusting to keep the stickers on it. Probably a prop.
I dont know what the theme or ambiance was supposed to be here. Staff wore no uniforms so it was hard to tell when someone was talking to you if they were your waiter or just making conversation. Surprisingly this restaurant was crowded.
Overall a decent meal in the up and coming Bushwick. Can’t wait to see you next time on the Review!
OVERALL SCORE: 3.5 out of 10.0
Bushwick’s Living Room, 983 Flushing Ave, New York, NY 11206
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