Kirsten Henri visits the one lettered M off of Washington Square and comes away impressed.
If the temperature’s above 60 degrees, I’d find it hard to turn down a table in the wonderful courtyard—one of the nicest outdoor seating spots in town. Tables are scattered over a brick patio and out onto a grassy, landscaped yard. There’s a little fountain with a twinkly arbor, and oil lamps light the way.
It’s an enchanting spot, and chef David Katz’s food does right by it. The seasonal menu is as precise and dainty as that letter M with just five appetizers and five entrees. Short and sweet is laudable but risky territory. If you’re preparing only a few items, they’d all better hit the mark—and on our visit all of Katz’s thoughtful, quietly impressive dishes did.