1.08.2008

B at Maroons!

After living in NYC for 3 years, I finally made it to Maroons - a New York City restaurant that holds the title for serving up some of the best Caribbean/Soul food this side of the Mason-Dixon.

This sophisticated, yet charming spot is nestled in an unexpected residential Chelsea block. The restaurant manages to retain an intimate feel although it's quite spacious relative to other neighboring businesses.

White linens , exposed brick, candlelight and small scale tables make this the perfect place for get-deep convo with the girls, or a get-to-know-you date.

A pre-dinner drink (eh hem - dessert) is a must. This sweet treat was topped with a rose petal!

You eat with your eyes first, and the restaurant featured provocative pieces by talented artist Renaldo (more coming soon).


Did I mention they're famous for their fried chicken? The title is well deserved.
(I had a leftover leg and thigh that I gave to a homeless man on 23rd street. He thanked me for it, started eating it, and came and found me 10 minutes later to thank me again saying "damn, that was some good chicken - god bless you." Real talk.)

This is a definite must-try restaurant if you haven't been already. Hey, you might see me there for Round 2...

Check Maroons out for yourself: 244 W. 16th St.

4 comments:

Nykya said...

(I had a leftover leg and thigh that I gave to a homeless man on 23rd street. He thanked me for it, started eating it, and came and found me 10 minutes later to thank me again saying "DAMN, THAT WAS SOME GOOD CHICKEN - GOD BLESS YOU."

*This wasn't a joke, but that last line was a true NYC punchline.

Eb the Celeb said...

I love love love maroons... especially since sylvia's hasnt been the same since she stopped cooking everything...

A good friend took me there when I first moved to NYC in 2004, and I make appoint to take anyone visiting the city there.

NBA draft weekend I took a friend there and all the draftees were there for dinner so the word is definitely getting out about this spot!

Spoonful of Sass said...

I for one am not a fan of Maroon's at all. I am a lover of soul and carribbean food and was not impressed with their offerings the two times I have been. In my opinion the food lacks the detail and attention given by true caribbean chefs. I would recommend Sugar Cane or Good ol' Amy Ruth's over this place anyday!

chefjwilliams1er@yaho.com said...

Now you know if I was there in NY I would be there and you know what I'm working on it foreal. I might be there next year foreal because I'm mad I wasn't in town for this outing.