I completely fell in love with The Wild Son. You can find the recently opened restaurant at the end of Little West 12th in the tiny space that briefly held El Colmado Butcher. The narrow restaurant packs ample seating and yet still feels open and airy. The white washed ceilings, tan wood, and greenery scattered around feels urban-beachy (I just created that design concept, its mine now). The team behind The Wayland & Good Night Sonny have created an effortlessly relaxed atmosphere that still has the chic appeal of the Meatpacking District.
The menu is relatively healthy with lots of grains, salads, and tons of vegetables. The culinary team has done a phenomenal job of making dishes that are good for you but also pack enormous flavor. The grain bowl was a real standout with crispy grains, fried eggs, seasonal vegetables & market greens. I usually fall asleep reading a description like that. However, the dish was heavily seasoned, the knife cuts on the vegetables were gorgeous, and it was hearty enough to satisfy any carnivore. Another stellar dish was their breakfast sandwich with soft scrambled eggs piled high with chopped broccoli rabe and topped with a spicy mayo. This is simple food that is exceptionally comforting without a ton of fuss. There wasn't a single dish I wouldn't love to eat again. Their staff was endlessly kind through hours of nonstop patrons coming & going. I can’t wait to go back. Here’s what we had:
Green Tartine - avocado, herb yogurt, red onion, pea shoots, fried egg, bacon