The once-dingy streets north of Houston have become a hot downtown dining destination. By AMY THOMAS
The once-dingy streets north of Houston have become a hot downtown dining destination.
9 Great Jones St.
Opened: January 2012
Signature dish: Chicken and eggs ($20)
Highfalutin foodies know Nordic cuisine is where it’s at and, since Acme lays claim to Manhattan’s hottest import, Danish chef and Noma alum Mads Refslund, this moody bistro is packed with genuflecting disciples. You’ll find the same well-coiffed, leather-clad patrons who frequent Jean-Marc Houmard and Jon Neidich’s nearby establishments, Indochine and BondSt, mingling at the slightly bowed, 13-seat bar and lounging in the green leather banquettes.
The chicken and eggs (inset, $20), served in a rustic Crock-Pot, sounds like a playful dish, but it’s no joke: fragrant pieces of chicken, flash-fried whole eggs and hearty fingerling potatoes are enough for at least two and barely leave room for the irresistible beer and bread porridge dessert ($10).