DINING

Grab a seat—City Perch Kitchen + Bar is Fort Lee’s hottest new neighborhood reservation

by The Gab Group, August 15, 2016 - 2:14 pm

If City Perch Kitchen + Bar hasn’t won a spot in your weekly dinner lineup yet, run—don’t walk—through the doors of Chef Sherry Yard’s award-winning restaurant in Hudson Lights. Now open and accepting advance reservations, Fort Lee’s first Seasonal American Dining restaurant serves up dishes directly inspired by the fresh ingredients sourced from the nearby farms and waters of the Hudson Valley with seasonal specials reflecting the best of the market.

Offering contemporary comfort foods with a seasonal approach, meals at City Perch start off with critically-acclaimed handcrafted bread baskets featuring Cayenne + Parmesan Popovers with smoked sundried tomato butter, Honey-Dipped Cornbread with whipped goat cheese and wildflower honey or Orange Sage Biscuits with maple bourbon pecan butter. Add to that a variety of seafood offerings ranging from Yard’s famed Oysters with Apple Mignonette to Oven-Roasted Maine Lobster with coral brown butter, and you’re off to a delicious start.

Dig into main dishes such as the Perch Burger piled high with bacon, Bibb lettuce, tomato and cheddar cheese or Pan Seared Scallops with roasted Brussels sprouts, Cipollini onions and bacon lardons. You’ll be hard-pressed to stop yourself from ordering any one of City Perch’s seasonal skillets and sides, let alone the whole assortment. Opening offerings celebrate the robust flavors of fall, including Roasted Carrot Gratin with Vidalia onion, gruyere, hazelnuts and brown butter breadcrumbs; Creamed Spinach with crispy shallots; and Roasted Cauliflower with golden raisin marmalade, toasted pine nuts, mustard seeds and pickled shallots.

Chef Sherry Yard even has something in store for you night owls on City Perch’s late night 10 After 10 menu, with highlights including CP Steak Frites made from a 12-ounce New York strip and served with classic béarnaise, and fresh Tuna Crudo with tempura hass avocado, yuzu aioli, Togarashi and chili oil. Yard didn’t forget about brunch lovers either—debuting on September 10, City Perch’s weekend brunch selections will feature farm-fresh, produce-driven plates encompassing the entire sweet-savory spectrum. What’s on the menu? You’re going to have to show up to find out!

Pair your produce-inspired dishes with any one of City Perch’s extensive bar menu offerings from Master Bartender and Advanced Sommelier Adam Seger, including “Garden State Garden to Glass” selections like Homemade Sangria or the Norma Jean, which features New Amsterdam vodka-spiked homemade strawberry lemonade, and bottle service offerings ranging from the rum-based Southern Decadence to the naughty mint-garnished Afternoon Delight. Happy hour will never be the same once you try any one of their handcrafted farm-to-glass cocktails, local beers and boutique wines. Coupled with Bar Bites like Deviled Eggs with spicy tomato marmalade and crispy prosciutto chips or Braised Short Rib Sliders with kimchi slaw and spicy aioli, it’s easy to make an impressive meal out of even the most casual visit cialis prix to City Perch.

Of course, no trip to City Perch is complete without Yard’s handmade and heart-warming desserts. Whether your sweet tooth leads you to their Black n Blue Pot Pie made with farmers market black and blueberries, flaky puff pastry, and blackberry crumble swirl ice cream or to the Deep Dark Chocolate Chocolate Donut with pistachio ice cream, there’s an option for every craving.

City Perch Kitchen + Bar is located at Hudson Lights, 2023 Hudson Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. Enjoy City Perch’s dinner offerings Sun.-Thurs. from 5-11:30 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. from 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. or grab a seat at the bar and enjoy the full menu Sun.-Thurs. from 5-11:30 p.m. For more information and additional bar hours, please visit www.cityperch.com.

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