Faring Well At Ferris…


I had doubts about visiting Ferris, a new trending restaurant in NoMad’s Made Hotel.

The word of mouth was very good, but I was not a big fan of Chef Greg Proechel last restaurant, Le Turtle…it suffered from trying to hard.

I succumbed and arrived early.

It was actually a good thing.

Our table was not ready and the engaging and outgoing general manager, Jenny Lakin, suggested we have a drink at the Good Behavior rooftop bar in the Made Hotel, where Ferris is situated below street level.

The intimate bar, located on the 18th floor, has a breathtaking view of the Empire State Building and surrounding high-rises.

We had a delightful Prosecco and took in the view.

Jenny texted us and we headed downstairs.

There was still a bit of a wait and we were offered a lovely aperitif.

We were seated and the guys to our left were quick with recommendations.

We kicked things off with an enticing Bread course. The butter was off the charts ($5).

Grilled Squid

Next was an absolutely delicious Grilled Squid in a fabulous broth adorned with delicious blood oranges ($13).

Charred Bok Choy

The Boy Choy was highly recommended. I did like the preparation, but there was a spice that did not sit well afterwards. It left a gritty aftertaste ($13).

Okinawa Sweet Potato

The Okinawa Sweet Potato was so unusual and absolutely delectable with pumpkin mustard and buttermilk. ($15).

Forbidden Rice

The scrumptious Forbidden Rice special had warm black rice on the bottom layered with vegetables ($24).

Charred Broccolini

We had forgotten we had ordered the Charred Broccolini with timur yogurt, grapes and cashew which was wonderful, but we were satiated ($15)

The eclectic, new American seasonal fare was very good and the price point quite reasonable.

Ferris is cozy (40 seats) and friendly and I can unabashedly say it is worth a visit.

Go early or stay late, but make sure to have a drink on the 18th floor at the rooftop Good Behavior bar.

The combo is intoxicating.


Ferris 44 West 29th Street New York City. Open Sunday and Monday: 5:30pm – 10pm, Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30-11pm. Reservations on RESY.com.

Good Behavior Bar Made Hotel 18th Floor 44 West 29th Street.

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