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MICHELIN Guide New York State 2020

Ruffian

  • 125 E. 7th St., New York, 10009, United States
  • 25 - 40 USD • Contemporary
Take Away

Three-course tasting menu and a la carte are available for takeout and delivery.

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MICHELIN Guide New York State 2020

Ruffian

  • 125 E. 7th St., New York, 10009, United States
  • 25 - 40 USD • Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Ruffian is tiny but mighty. This quirky gem has grunge chic down pat and has been hiding in plain sight turning out a host of creative dishes. Just like the diminutive space, the menu is equally small scale, featuring seasonal touches as it evolves from day to day. Braised fennel with a kosho aïoli and resting in red pepper purée is sweet and spicy, while roasted carrots are ramped up with a ginger labneh, dusted with house-made rendang powder and dots of honeycomb for an intensely flavorful and unexpected surprise. Then there is the short rib borscht, with its meltingly tender meat and vibrant red purée.

Popular with industry types, they take no reservations, so be prepared to wait. However, a worthy wine list will help bide your time.

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  • = Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
  • ò Simple restaurant
Specialty
  • Braised fennel with a kosho aioli and resting in red pepper purée
  • Short rib borscht
  • Polenta cake with strawberry sherbet and creme fraiche ice cream

Facilities & Services

  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • r Outside dining available
  • Counter dining
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted

Information

+1 212-777-0855
Opening hours
Closed: lunch : Monday-Sunday

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