Monday, February 24, 2014


Parm, located on Mulberry Street in NYC, is by two classically trained Italian-American chefs Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone, who are "elevating comfort-foody dishes with sophisticated cooking techniques."  As the name implies, variations of the Italian staple parmigiana are available in chicken, veal, eggplant, or meatball form.  Most things at Parm are prepared by cooks wearing white paper hats and are set before you in a red plastic basket.

We stopped at Parm for lunch after spending the morning visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The restaurant itself is fairly small inside with bar seating and some tables in the back.  Keith ordered the Chicken Parm Hero.  The tomato sauce was simple, the mozzarella and torn leaves of basil were fresh, and the seeded roll was completely perfect.  The only downside was that the breading on the chicken fell off too easily.  Overall, the sandwich was tasty and Keith enjoyed it.

Instead of a sandwich, I ordered a platter of Eggplant Parmesan.  With a choice of baked ziti or salad on the side, I chose the baked ziti.  Thought the portion was a little small for the price, I enjoyed my meal very much.  The eggplant was tender and the ziti had a nice crust on it.  I especially loved the added dollop of whipped ricotta cheese on top.

Parm also features other classics like mozzarella sticks and fried calamari.  We had a decent warm lunch on this chilly day, and it was great to fill us up before more site-seeing in the city.

Total Rating: 3.8
Food: 4, Price: 3, Service: 4, Ambience: 3.5, Accessibility: 5

What I ate:
Eggplant Parmesan with Baked Ziti

Plus Keith ate:
Chicken Parmesan Hero

Parm on Urbanspoon

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