Friday, February 12, 2016
EAT: MAXWELL'S CENTRAL PARK
Ottomanelli's space. Our big concern was that this corner by 111th Street on Fifth Avenue might be just a bit too far out of the way for foot traffic for a better business but we were pleasantly surprised that the tavern was busy by 6:00PM. More photos and a food review after the jump.
So how was the food? Everything is pretty much pub grub here which is perfect for the winter season but this is really easy to mess up the basics. We went for the an order of fish and chips to see if someone uptown could finally get it all done right. A platter came out with what looked a portion the size of a typical whole fish but this was beer battered cod so that was not the case. Malt vinegar came on the side as it should and everything was on top of a bed of fries which were perfectly crispy. With a drink on the side, this was the perfect start to the evening and gave us a solid impression of Maxwell's.
Those who have been saying that they still missed some of the quality type establishments found downtown should head over to this corner of what is technically East Harlem to check out the bar that is a big step for the area's dining scene. We will definitely be back for more reviews but those who want to know a little more about the restaurant should check out the official website: www.MaxwellsCentralPark.com