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Pearl & Ash Combines Small Plates with a Large Wine ListPearl & Ash Serves Small Plates Under $16 on The Bowery
As if choosing a new restaurant to try on the Bowery wasn’t hard enough, it just got even tougher thanks to the addition of Pearl & Ash, the recently opened wine bar and small plates-centric spot across from the New Museum. And once you step inside the 62-seat eatery with a long narrow bar, geometric patterned floor-length shelves and tables flanked with cushioned backless benches, deciding what to drink is no easy task either. A very extensive wine list curated by sommelier Patrick Cappiello, includes 400 bottles and by-the-glass options ranging from $7-$29.
Chef Richard Kuo definitely learned a thing or two from his time at Wylie Dufresne’s wd-50, and the five-section menu (raw, small, fish, meat and vegetables) focuses on modern and international fusion, presented in small plates ranging from $3-$16 (with the option to double-size select dishes). Let your taste buds run wild with spice-and-herb-heavy dishes like the “prohibition ale” marinated skirt steak, octopus with sunflower seeds, mussels with hen of the woods and pumpernickel, and quail with almond and pomegranate.
For dessert, we loved the throwback ice cream sandwiches, delivered in wax paper with a hand-drawn smiley face. After a great meal, we definitely left with one on our face as well. —CASSIE KREITNER
Pearl & Ash | 220 Bowery (between Prince St. & Spring St.) | 212-837-2370