Little Beet Table's vegetable-forward menu is a refreshing change from the rich, heavy fare often layered on at dinner in Midtown Manhattan. The vegetable plates and carefully selected fish, poultry or meat are complimented with 3-4 unusual ingredient combinations that result in tasty but not overwrought dishes. The casual decor also brings with it easy-going, friendly, personalized service - the care that goes with "from my garden to your table."
The Manhattan location at 333 Park Avenue South is a tidy hideaway; it can get a bit loud, but not boisterous, as enthusiastic diners enjoy each other's company against the acoustics of the earthy stone and wood decor. While this beautifully crafted soup presentation was one of my selections during a spring visit, I can't wait to check out the new fall menu - and already have my eye on the Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon-Parsley Gremolata and Sea Salt.