OCabanon – Chelsea, NYC
Rating: 1 (not edible) to 5 (food heaven!): A Solid 3.5
What a great find in an unexpected Chelsea area!
I was looking up places to have an early holiday lunch with coworkers nearby and stumbled here via Yelp! So thank you Yelpers! We came with no expectations whatsoever because every time it’s a “fusion” type place, it just never ends well… This place had tapas with both French and Spanish influence on the menu… So safe to say it’s a fusion restaurant.
The decor is simple, silver metal tables with bar stool high chairs, and simple plate setting. Solo dining at the bar available or smaller tables upfront by the entrance.
We grabbed a table near the back as it was kind of chilly that day. I actually liked the holiday touches with the miniature nut crackers at each table.
Service: slow but very nice, & at times funny! You’ll have to experience that for yourself.
Food: Beet salads (coworkers loved it! I’m not a big fan of beets… bleh ) escargot (must have!) in olive oil, butter & parsley baked to perfection, serve with crostini!
Entrees: Salmon burger w/ fries, Roast chicken w/ mash & green beans, pasta w/ shrimps, mussels, and scallops. Coworker didn’t like the salmon burger, but the pasta dish was good. Get the roast chicken – it’s tender, moist and flavorful! Everything about the chicken was good, including the veggie pairing of green beans, definitely mash and baby carrots. I was so full but somehow still managed to have a shared dessert.
We ended our gluttony with a chocolate “xmas log”. I didn’t like it but others did. It’s a toss up! Overall, good food, good service so I would come back and try other items.