Don’t ‘Overlook’ the Overlook!

Overlook Lounge (225 East 44th Street  New York, NY 10017)

I love the food, I love the city, especially Midtown East. If you’ve read my past blogs it’s pretty obvious. This past week I was fortunate enough to find my way to a taping of The Rachael Ray Show again, but this time with my mother and Aunt. After enjoying the taping and smelling food the entire time, we were pretty hungry. As I mentioned in previous posts, I tried to go almost everywhere that sounded good and wasn’t too far of a walking distance from my internship last semester. But there was one place, I overlooked. It was actually across the street and one of the closest places I could’ve gone and it was Overlook Lounge. So since I hadn’t been there, we gave it a try, here’s what I thought:

Customer Service: 5 — Our waitress was friendly and let us take our time deciding what we wanted, she brought our second round of drinks pretty quick. Questions about the food were answered right away as well.

Atmosphere: 4.5– It’s relatively small but when I went inside it was definitely different then I imagined. It seems like such a small place from the outside looking in. The bar is pretty big for the space it is too.

Food/Drink Quality: 4.5– The drinks were great, I usually get a Malibu Bay Breeze and it was made perfectly. My mom and aunt were impressed with their drinks as well. I got the steak bites which is basically 3 skirt steak sliders with cheese. I got them cooked medium well and probably should’ve had it cooked medium because it was a little darker than I had wanted but it still tasted delicious, and I love skirt steak. My mom and aunt were both very impressed with their choices as well. We all shared their “pommes frites” which they serve rather than fries and I loved them. They come served with a chipotle dipping sauce and it’s like a whirlwind of flavor in your mouth!

Price: $$ — It’s not the cheapest joint but you can definitely get a delicious lunch with a drink for about $15. Yeah you’re probably thinking that’s not a great deal but they have two for one drinks during there happy hour every Monday-Friday from 2-6 pm and drink specials after 6 as well. Now I’d say that is a deal!

Final Score: 14/15– The drinks were made to perfection, service was on key, and it was bustlin’ when we first arrived for lunch. The pomme frites are a great snack to go with a drink too. I’d highly recommend going to the Overlook Lounge next time you’re in the city, you won’t be disappointed! I know I’ll be heading there for happy hour  sometime!

– Small Chick 🙂