When dining out, I try to venture out of my neighborhood and the familiar, and take myself to different parts of town. But with all of these dining out ventures, I often forget how many delicious options are right around the corner from me. Last week I decided to stay close to home and tried the fresh, local and seasonal delights at Flatiron District’s County Restaurant.

Step Inside County Restaurant NYC

Located right off the hustle and bustle of the Flatiron District lies County Restaurant, which brings local, seasonal, and market fresh fare prepared by Executive Chef Jon Feshan, to NYC in a cozy setting with farm house like décor, such as reposted barn siding lit by festive carnival lights. The décor is so wonderful and had me wishing I could ‘pin’ everything to my Pinterest boards for future house décor inspiration.

With one look at the menu, you’ll be impressed. You’ll see familiar items, but with an interesting addition or twist that’ll have you curious and ready to order. For example, the shrimp salad was a popular choice at our table that day, naturally, but this one came with black truffle vinaigrette. How could we say no to that?

The Chef Behind County Restaurant NYC

County Restaurant’s impressive menu isn’t such a shocker once you take a look at Chef Feshan’s own impressive resume. He worked at some of the top restaurants in this city, including the James Beard award-winning Best New Restaurant (2011) ABC Kitchen as well as Moloney & Porcelli, cooking under the direction of Executive Chef David Burke. Chef Feshan joined County Restaurant in September of 2013 as the Executive Chef. He takes all of his previous experiences and brings them to County Restaurant as seen in the purity of flavor and fresh ingredients and creativity on this menu.

The best way to describe the food here is fresh and flavorful. Everything was simply delightful and satisfying. Luckily there were four of us, allowing us to try more of the menu. Don’t miss out on the house made ricotta cheese appetizer, accompanied by fresh made farm bread.

County Restaurant NYC

We also ordered the salmon tartar, which came as crispy rice topped with the tartar, just superb.

County Restaurant NYC

Our two other appetizers included a seasonal summer squash salad and the kale salad, tasty and light enough to keep room for our entrees.

County Restaurant NYC       County Restaurant NYC

The Butter Poached Shrimp salad appealed to everyone, made evident when three of us placed our orders.

County Restaurant NYC

I decided to switch it up and go with the salmon entrée, which came with three perfectly roasted and seasonal asparagus.

County Restaurant NYC

County Restaurant is also a great option for brunch on the weekends, but is known to get crowded, so arrive early to beat the lines! Options such as the lobster roll and the peanut butter and jelly stuffed French toast are two reasons why I’ll be coming back to County Restaurant very soon. County reintroduced me to why I feel in love with my neighborhood to begin with. It’s great to know there are still good options, with delicious food nearby.

County Restaurant NYC – Website
34 EAST 20TH STREET
(BETWEEN PARK AND BROADWAY)
NEW YORK, NY
212.677.7771

New Call-to-action

About The Author

Profile photo of Julie
Healthy Eater

Southern girl at heart, minus the fried food. Fresh on the NY food scene, hungry for a healthy way to live in this food capital.