Greenwich Project is the trilogy property from Project Group NYC, the masterminds behind trendy haunts, Mulberry Project and previously Vinatta Project, which is now Bloom in the MPD.
I was lucky enough to grab a family brunch at Greenwich Project earlier this spring, just as word began to spread that the restaurant was even there, let alone serving brunch in a hot neighborhood. That will probably never happen again, especially since celebrities like Jamie Foxx are flocking there, but I’m glad I was able to get in before the hype beat me.
The restaurant has been completely remodeled and the new dual level space with stark white interior and exposed brick gives off the feeling of a country house. During the day the venue gets a lot of light too, which makes it look even more bright and inviting.
We began brunch as any right-minded New Yorker should… with a cocktail! We tried the Bklyn ’76, an expert blend of gin, rosemary honey, lemon, sparkling wine and lavender and Leaves of Grass, a mixture of vodka, apple cider, St. Germain and lemon. Each drink was refreshing and evoked the mood of that early May afternoon.
We then moved on to try EVERY prelude on the menu! (Brunch with a large family is the way to go!) The items that stood out were the Lox and Bagel, which is made on the premises and plays on that very iconic NYC combination, the Truffle Egg Salad, served with toast points, which was so good we ordered it twice, and the Beignets, which were also made in-house and will give every Beignet expert a run for their money.
For an entree, I got the seasonally appropriate cavatelli with crawfish, ramps and spring peas.
We sampled the Pimm’s Melon Punch, served with mini honey dew balls as a garnish and the Vodka East Side with vodka, lime, cucumber and mint. My cousin called it a “shoes in the bag drink,” since the drink catches people off guard and girls usually aren’t able to walk out in the heels they walked in with after having it!
We ended on a sweet note with some of the desserts on the menu, including the red velvet cake, which was decadent without tasting too heavy after eating brunch.
The whole meal was incredibly flavorful with innovative menu options. I’ll definitely be back to try the dinner menu and suggest their brunch to anyone who can get a reservation there!
– Stephanie C.
47 W 8th St
between 6th Ave & Greenwich
New York, NY 10011