It's the first week of restaurant week and I decided to dine at Aspen, a semi-log cabin-ish restaurant in the Flatiron district. Conveniently located a few blocks away from my job I set early reservations. The lunch menu was a few dollars less than what the other Restaurant Week participants charged - $19.95, but you still get a bang for your buck.
The menu isn't online, but here's what they have, off the top of my head:
Soup of the Day
Goat Cheese Salad
Wild boar sausage
Although the menu looks a tad bit strange with the wild proteins - you should go for it. Go for a little change. I opted for the crabcakes - two petite crabcakes served with watercress salad with thinly sliced peppers. Very good, and actually quite filling. Main course, I had the Bison sliders...had to get it especially since I wrote about sliders a couple days ago. Cooked medium, topped with caramelized onions and cheese on a brioche - divine! And to finish, the chocolate flan. I had to wait a while for it, but it was worth it. Not your average flan, but more like a cake.
Other things I've tasted (off my friend's plate) - tuna tartar, nestled atop avocado - yum! And the Flatiron Steak sandwich - medium cooked slices of beef resting between slices of a toasted French baguette.
I'd definitely dine here again. Oh, did I mention the nice decor?
30 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10010