Ken + Cook's Chef Malik Fall should be proud of his simple yet artisanal menu with moderate prices and generous portions. This charming eatery is in a space at 19 Kenmare Street that used to be a wise guy "hang" for 70 years; the space still has all the original character that it had when the place was built, including exposed brick and tin ceilings. It's nice the way the whole front wall is open when the weather is warm enough, and it's got the feel of a neighborhood place.
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I have to say that I was impressed that each dish is just one word (i.e. "beets" or "chicken")--but do not let that make you think that you won't be blown away. Chef Malik seems to be a master of serving the most tender meat and poultry in town. The fried chicken and short ribs were easily the juiciest I have ever had.
Ken + Cook Restaurant & Bar
19 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012
All photos unless otherwsie noted by Anne Raso