Crown Shy is already making waves in the New York culinary scene. From the Eleven Madison Park and Del Posto team, Crown Shy is not to miss. Located in a beautiful art deco building, it can be tricky to find the entrance to the restaurant itself. We went around 6PM on a summer Friday and thus were luckily enough to snag a table. Getting a reservation would be the safer way to go, people who arrived after us to walk in were being turned away. The cavernous restaurant can feel overwhelming, but the service was impeccable.
I started out with Flightplan cocktail, a blend of mezcal, Jamaican rum, togarshi, mango, and lime. It was as potent as it was refreshing! Every meal starts with a loaf of pull apart olive tapenade bread served with a whipped labneh. This divine creation is from the restaurant’s pastry chef Renata Ameni, another Eleven Madison Park vet.
Amanda Kahn (I highly recommend her if you are looking to buy or sell in New York). For the appetizers, we started with the Gruyere Fritters (also a creation of the pastry chef Ameni), which were essentially cheesy, savory mini-churros. The white bean humus is also not to be missed, which is served with puffed bread for dipping. The humus is whipped to perfection with a spicy helping of ‘Nduja on top.
I highly recommend dinner at Crown Shy, it is a new not to be missed Manhattan restaurant. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had a Michelin star soon. Although getting a reservation is tricky, going early on a summer Friday (when everyone else has left the city), might be your best bet for scoring a table.