Head spinning after a long day of getting dragged around Soho with the female? Find salvation in a crisp Blue Point Toasted Lager draft and steak frites at Jane. It’ll help restore the equilibrium. The predecessor to fratty East Village favorite The Smith, Jane is its slightly more sophisticated older sister. Holdin’ it down in a prime location just above Soho, Jane is the epitome of utility neighborhood staple. A warm, friendly ambiance and diverse menu of relatively simple, but flavorful dishes make it perfect for Early In The Game Dates, Dinner With The Parents, Groups of 4-6 and Chronic Brunch. Jane has long been an Infatuation standby, and that’s not changing anytime soon. Next time you’re looking for a low-key, reasonably priced meal, hit up our girl Jane.
Toasted Ricotta Gnocchi in Truffle Cream
One of the best gnocchi dishes ever, hands down. The Smith wisely serves pretty much the exact same thing in an entrée portion.
Apple Cider Glazed Bacon
Our most recent trip to Jane was during that Saturday night pre-holiday snow storm and man, was this crispy skinned pork appetizer exactly what the doctor ordered. It went down really nice alongside a few of glasses of Shiraz.
Chopped Market Salad
Just about all of the salad options at Jane are worth considering, they do good work with their greens. Our favorite is this chopped market, an assortment of greens in a refreshing red wine-lemon vinaigrette.
A classic order, you can’t go wrong with the steak frites. They cook it very medium rare, so if you don’t want your meat bleeding, speak up. Also beware, this huge portion of hanger steak might put a damper on whatever your after dinner plans are -a trip to the bano might be in order first.
Seared Ahi Tuna
An Infatuation favorite at Jane. It’s a nice sized portion of rare tuna over a delicious blend of caramelized cauliflower, shiitake mushrooms, baby spinach, and lemon-herb butter. This mixture is so good that it would make for a great vegetarian dish on its own without the tuna. I could eat this every day.
Another go-to, this cod dish is served over a buttery bowl of semolina pearls (couscous) in white clam sauce. The addition of smoked chorizo gives it a nice smoky bite. Delicious.