An informal and moderately trendy spot where movie buzz fills the tables and Americana rules the kitchen. Faves include meat loaf, grilled chicken, burgers, and candy bar–ice cream pie.
Best Chicken Pot Pie, May 2005
There are two classic forms of edible solace: the one-pot meal and the homemade pie. Whoever thought to combine the two in the farm-spun chicken potpie should be canonized in the new speedy fashion. In the meantime, several restaurants are paying homage with preparations that are sought-after staples on their menus. The Broadway Deli makes a creamy number but skips the crust and plops a biscuit in its midst, and Musso & Frank delivers its pie with drama. But Kate Mantilini won us over with its tender white chunks of chicken, its peas, carrots, and onions in a just-rich-enough cream sauce, and its light, well-textured crust. »