by Robert S. on
Friday night, 7:30pm- The restaurant was busy, but my man and I were seated on the patio right away. Our waiter was very cute and flirtatious, which made for an entertaining experience. I ordered the shrimp fajitas and my man ordered a seared tuna special; we also split a guacamole appetizer. The guacamole was fresh and delicious. The chips served with it were fried extra crispy, perfect for dipping the heavy guac. The complimentary salsa was spicy and quite good. This was our second trip to Pure- the first time, my man ordered the chicken fajitas, so I was expecting a mountain of veggies and meat- and that's exactly what I got with my shrimp fajitas. My cast iron skillet was piled high with delicious shrimp and fresh veggies. Contrary to most fajitas, these were not cooked in a heavy oil and the veggies were not caramelized. Rather, they were cooked just till tender in their natural juice. Rice and black beans on the side. Only three tortillas- I could have used more, but I finished off my veggies with my fork. My man couldn't stop talking about how delicious his tuna dish was. The ambiance is a bit loud, so be prepared to speak up. Also, the service is attentive, but can be a bit slow at times. Just sit back, relax, have a beer and enjoy the terrific food. This was our second trip to Pure, and I know there will be many more to come!
by Gerardo Bagdasarian on
Evocative of a different era and a continent half a world away, Amalia is graced with an artistic vision which blends Old World baroque elements such as custom hand-painted wall coverings, black Murano glass chandeliers and leather clad barrel-vaulted ceilings with urban touches like existing brick and stone wall surfaces and arches. Named after dream-meister Sigmund Freud's mother and aptly located adjacent to the Dream Hotel, Amalia is comprised of a series of richly decorated enclaves that seem to mirror man's emotional states--from dark and close to floating and airy. But it's executive chef Ivy Stark's new twists on Mediterranean fare that will put diners into a dreamlike state: Jumbo Shrimp Fideau with Sam Marzano tomatoes and smoked paprika allioli, and Lamb Osso Buco with barley risotto. Its dessert offerings are just as imaginative--try the Roast Bananas and Kataifi with frozen lemon yogurt and mandarin sesame caramel or the warmed Braeburn Apple and Pecan Crisp with urfa chili ice cream and calvados sabayon. Kudos to owner Greg Brier for crafting a dining experience that satisfies the aesthete on so many different levels. And located just a short walk from the Theatre District, Amalia is the perfect pre-theatre warm-up.
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