After a long winter hibernation, the chairs and tables are again popping on downtown sidewalks and restaurants are dusting off their lunch specials in anticipation of spring and summer crowds.
One of the first to jump back into the game is 900 Wall, which revived its seasonal lunch menu this week. General Manager Mike Millette opened the doors for lunch on Thursday just in time for a sneak, if short-lived preview of the spring weather. While the ubiquitous sidewalk tables hadn’t yet taken their places under 900’s Wall Street windows, Millette assured that they would be arriving soon.
The newly minted lunch hour waitstaff was just getting up to speed on Thursday afternoon, but our group was greeted with attentive service. The new lunch menu which features a sampling of 900s standbys as well as variations of some of its Happy Hour with a little more than half a dozen sandwiches and four pizzas, as well as a mix of small plates and apps.
Millette wisely pointed our group in the direction of the Carengie Deli Pastrami, which comes garnished with a juicy red beet, it works, honest, and gruyere. The sandwich was one of the first items to disappear from our shared plate. The menu also features the 900 Wall Burger, a Portobello and prime rib sandwich. We settled on the wild shrimp sandwich, a happy hour variation, that comes served with avocado, chili paste and aioli, romaine and two slices of bacon for good measure.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with 900’s wood-fired pizza oven pies and we scarfed a rotisserie chicken pizza (more bacon, yum – plus gorgonzola)
A big thanks to Mike and the crew at 900 for a sneak preview at the menu. We’re looking forward to more lunches and summer-like weather on Wall street.