Sunday, February 21, 2010
Margot Restaurant: A Reason to Head Uptown
Its been a while, but this place is worth mentioning. We took the 1 train up to 157th Street yesterday, and headed two block north to Margot Restaurant at 159th St and Broadway (3822 Broadway, New York, NY 10032-1547, 212- 781-8494). Its a pretty quick trip from the Upper West Side. The place is a tiny hole, but the food was quite good, and some of it was a clear step up over places south of 96th Street. Good dishes included the Masitas of pork (fried pork chunks), Shrimp with garlic sauce, pepper steak (which I normally don't even like), and Moro (rice with peas). Fried Yuca was not be missed. The only thing I didn't love was the stewed fish, which was well, fishy. Dessert was good, but you should share it. They don't take reservations, but you might want to call ahead anyway to see how they are doing. The staff is great. And if you live up in Washington Heights, they deliver!