Housed in an old glass factory, the beautiful Glasserie is colorful, rustic and industrial, with many original details, including a welcoming bar and small door that peeks into the bustling kitchen. Add to this lovely setting a straight-up delicious Middle Eastern menu from a wildly talented kitchen, and you begin to understand why the crowds are flocking to this hot spot.
Manning the kitchen is Executive Chef Yusuf Lovett, who favors organic and locally sourced ingredients. Highlights may include the table-shared mezze feast—served with ten or so incredible small dishes—or the rabbit taco, spiked with harissa and folded into a thin kohlrabi “taco” with herbs and radish. The chicken liver mousse, served with arak, is a crowd-pleaser and fittingly so.