One of the things I really miss in New York is the abundance of places where you actually enjoy eating outside. Don't get me wrong, a lot of places have outside seating, but I don't particularly enjoy sitting on an extremely noisy and dirty avenue even if the food is amazing. Thus, I've made it my particular mission to find hidden courtyards and small outdoor spaces tucked away from the noise and smells of most NYC streets.
This is where Montmartre comes in. Created by the culinary masterminds behind Joseph Leonard and Bar Sardine. Hidden inside an 8th Avenue block is this gorgeous garden space:
It was one of the first places on my list to try when I got back to NYC after the summer and I'll definitely be back to try more menu items. We shared pancakes with blueberry compote,
and a mushroom and leek omelette with incredibly perfect rösti potatoes: