With its graffiti-laden walls and dozens of gaudy chandeliers, Policy seems a place for taking shots and dancing—not high-end dining. Surprisingly, my dinner at Policy was one of my top meals in the city.
Chef Brian Murphy focuses on seasonal, all-natural, and traditional food with a twist. The menu is tapas style, allowing you to try all sorts of cuisine—from lamb chops and veal to goat cheese ravioli, beef medallions, or something as simple as roasted red pepper hummus.
The charming diner-style décor, with its plushy red-patent-leather booths, pairs perfectly with Chef Brian’s simple-yet-delightful approach to cuisine.
We sampled the PEI mussels, which arrived in the most delicious sauce—tomatoes, saffron, chorizo, and fennel—that we all lapped up with plenty of helpings of bread. Also on our table: the potato gnocchi (crispy and hearty), braised and grilled short ribs in a miso-mustard glaze (tender, sweet, and falling off the bone), yellow fin tuna tartare (the best tuna in the city), and a savory crab asparagus dish. Every well-prepared bite taken was unique and delectable.
Equally fresh and delicious were the cocktails: the Hibiscus Cocktail—prosecco, fresh hibiscus, St. Germain, house-made hibiscus grenadine; The Pearfect Martini—Grey Goose Pear, orchard pear cordial, St. Germain, champagne; the Beekeeper—Kettle 1 Citron, St. Germain, fresh lemon, honey, champagne; and the Raspberry Caipirinha. Check out all the unique concoctions here.
To top it off, we finished the evening with a cobbler of fresh, seasonal berries topped with ice cream.
The bitches say: A, Chef Brian (and whoever makes the cocktails) is a creative genius. We love the fresh ingredients and breadth of options to fit every palate.