Address: 219 Mulberry St & 442 4rd Ave
Phone number: (212) 925 5755
Vegetarian friendly: ✓+
How I only discovered Ruby’s by stumble upon chance, is beyond me. It’s happy atmosphere, friendly waiters, and amazing food make it one of my new favorites. Their downtown and Murry hill location are equally delicious as well as hard to get into if you go at prime dining hours. If I had to choose between brunch and dinner, I would say, go for brunch and then back for dinner, that’s how unreal it is.
My first time at Ruby’s café, I ordered their breakfast bowl– A $14 masterpiece with poached egg, salmon, brown rice, greens, tomato, and avocado. It was actually one of the most creative, delectable brunches I have ever tasted. All components were seasons and cooked perfectly, and combined with the oozing yolk—a harmonious mix of heaven. My friend ordered their $11 pancakes and obviously I had to try. Thin and crisp on the outside, with an airy, soft inside, all topped with caramelized apples and pears. I give these special flappers a fat 10/10!
For dinner the other night, I went to their Murry hill location. I started with the $13 halloumi faro salad. FYI haloumi is a Greek cheese that has the texture of hard mozzarella, and it’s saltier and has a slight touch of cheese funk (ahhhmazin’). It’s commonly grilled and so basically this was a salad with burnt cheese. What’s not to love?!
My friend and I shared gluten free pesto pasta for $14. It comes with either chicken or veggies, but we were feeling balanced and got both. Loads of creamy pesto sauce covered the noodles and delicious bits and pieces of chicken and sauteed green veggies.
I’m going back for a burger next time, because apparently they are famous for their patties. Actually, I’m going back for everything.