Dining: Houseman Elevates Everyday Food…

Houseman photo: nick solares, ny eater.com
Houseman photo: nick solares, ny eater.com

2016.

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Houseman Restaurant
Houseman Restaurant

Today, join me at Houseman, a new restaurant in Hudson Square in the SoHo section of Manhattan.

Houseman showcases a daily changing American menu highlighting seasonal produce served in cozy surroundings.

Inspired by the word husmanskost, “everyday food” in Swedish, Houseman is both a neighborhood and destination restaurant.

Chef/Owner Ned Baldwin, Chef Adam Baumgart phto:nytimes.com
Chef/Owner Ned Baldwin, Chef Adam Baumgart phto:nytimes.com

Chef/owner Ned Baldwin came to cooking after a career as a builder and a visual artist. He earned his chops spending four years at the outstanding NYC restaurant, Prune.

Chef Adam Baumgart spent time at Le Bernardin and Seasonal, in addition to working as a baker at Prune, Amy’s Bread and Clearflour in Boston.

Our server was a lovely woman who was working her last week at Houseman and then dashing off to San Diego to reunite with a childhood sweetheart.

Her guidance was impeccable.

Courtny and David started with a round of Markers Mark with Maple ($13) and a Makers straight up ($10).

I selected  Szigeti, an Austrian bubbly ($11).

Sweet Turnips
Sweet Turnips

Our first course consisted of sweet turnips, speck, fried prunes, almonds and rosemary ($13). The turnips were sweet and the mingling of everyday, beautifully prepared ingredients rendered the dish delicious.

Roasted Squash
Roasted Squash

Roasted squash with feta, pistachios, chili, pickled currants and accented with lime juice was sensational…all the ingredients so fresh and the squash prepared perfectly ($13).

Littleneck Clams
Littleneck Clams

David chose Littleneck clams in a wonderful broth with fried celery, chills and parsley ($16).

Fingerling Potatoes
Fingerling Potatoes

To accompany the clams, we ordered Fingerling potatoes with dill, leeks and crispy pancetta…yummy ($13).

Beef Shank
Beef Shank

Courtny and I shared the special…a tender, fall off the bone beef shank with lucious bone marrow. It was ample and delectable ($36).

I really enjoyed Houseman.

The food is fresh, the food combinations unique, the atmosphere relaxed and comfortable.

This is a great addition to the NYC restaurant scene as well as being reasonably priced for high quality ingredients.

It is everyday food superbly prepared.

Houseman
Houseman
Houseman Restaurant 508 Greenwich St, New York City. Open daily for lunch Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm. Dinner nightly 5-11pm, Sunday 5-10:00pm. Reservations on OpenTable.com.
 

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