It’s Restaurant Week in Brooklyn (which in reality is more like Restaurant Two Weeks)! While I don’t always take advantage of this event, I just had to to use this opportunity to try Armando’s, an Italian restaurant in my little Brooklyn neighborhood. When I moved here two years ago, Armando’s had just closed after decades of being a Montague Street institution. It was replaced by a Spicy Pickle. I know.
But when the Spicy Pickle folded, Armando’s returned, and then some. The space was gutted, renovated and turned into the restaurant we have today. I can’t compare it to what it was pre-reno, but I can say that my dinner tonight was awesome. I would have paid more than the pre-fixe $25 for this meal, but I suppose I’m happy to keep some cash-ola in my pocket. :)
That’s a Brooklyn-scape, in case you foreigners don’t recognize the landmark Brooklyn Bridge there.
Oh, and there was bread too, of course.
We destroyed it pretty quickly. I was so hungry I could’ve eaten a horse, but the eggplant rollatini appetizer was a decent substitute. ;)
(Sorry for the doctored photos—it was really dark in there!)
And for our main course, we all chose fish. Sarah and Vani got the salmon with pesto sauce, while I chose a filet of sole in a lemon-butter sauce, accompanied by roasted potatoes and butternut squash.
Sole food indeed! This totally hit the spot and made my innards all happy-like. I also had a taste of the salmon, so I can say with some authority that this place knows what it’s doing where fish is concerned.
Lastly, a wee bite of dessert. We had a choice of tiramisu, gelati or ricotta cheesecake, and we had one of each between the three of us.
And a good choice it was—I liked it best of all three desserts!
Do you have something like Restaurant Week where you live?