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Vegetable-centric East Village oasis from Dovetail's John Fraser.
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Narcissa Restaurant Review

: Located inside The Standard hotel is this East Village oasis from chef John Fraser (Dovetail). With sprawling yet cozy-feeling dining rooms and a twinkle-lighted garden, you'd want to visit to enjoy the space alone, but the food is a draw as well. Although the wine list is wide-ranging, start with a Bandol Rosé or the Lieu Dit, one of the many options from the underrated Santa Ynez Valley. Rotisserie crisped beets have a charred, flaky outer layer and are served with a horseradish kick. Crab salad is light and fresh with hazelnuts for added crunch. It's not often you'll find yourself ordering a main course and a side dish based on carrot, however here it might be necessary. Soft carrots baked inside a pastry crust form Fraser's carrot Wellington, and then there are the carrot fries, battered and complemented by a jalapeño aïoli. The “Spring Sundae” will change by the season; the ice creams are rich and topped with a little sea salt for a pristine end to the meal.

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