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Monday, May 10th, 2010—Bar 120

Day 120—Sunday, May 9th, 2010
The House

Okay, it’s Mother’s Day (Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!), so I thought I’d go to a bar in a restaurant called, The House, since I can’t go to my parents house to have dinner with my mom. On one of my friend and 365 commentator Biff’s visits we went here and the food was great. I just checked out the menu and they’ve added a deviled egg sampler and I love deviled eggs. So let’s get going and that’s no yolk. Oof, sorry about that!

The House is just a few blocks away from where I live, so we're here in no time flat.

Here's Eva, the lovely hostess. And behind her is our destination, the bar!

It's a small, but elegant marble-topped bar.

Here's Tyler the bartender. I didn't recognize any of the beers on the menu and Tyler suggested a bottle of Menabrea which is an Italian beer. Here he is pouring it.

And here I am drinking it, it was delicious! Cheers.

Here's just some of the many bottles of wine available in The House.


Okay, this is the reason I came. The Deviled Egg tasting platter. From left the toppings are: bacon, jalapeno, caviar and lobster. The most decadent and delicious deviled eggs I've ever had in my life!

They didn't last long on the plate. Delicious!

And now for the main course a NY Strip Loin Sandwich. It's served on toasted flat bread and topped with caramelized onions and smoked chili aioli.

Here's a close-up right before it went into my mouth. One of the best sandwiches I've ever had!

Here's the downstairs dining area of The House.

And here are the genius chefs responsible for the wonderful Sunday dinner I just had. Thanks, guys!

And now let's check out the third floor.

Very nice and I love the window and view up here.

On my way out Tyler generously offered me a buy-back, so how could I say, no? Thanks Tyler!

And now for something I haven't done in a while, the obligatory bathroom mirror shot! Goodnight everybody!

The House is an 1854 townhouse converted into a quaint, three story restaurant and bar. The restaurant manages to be elegant, yet cozy and casual all at the same time. The ground floor has tables, a full bar that you can eat at and a working fireplace. It’s a perfect place for a date or a couples dinner party. There’s also a basement dining area and the top level has another dining area complete with another bar and an oval window overlooking 17th Street.

There’s an extensive wine list and wines are available by the glass, half bottle and quartino.
In addition the bar also has specialty cocktails and five bottled beers to choose from. The food menu has such unique entrees such as: Wild Boar Lasagna, Morrocan Lamb Mini Burgers, Truffled Mac and Cheese and a Lobster Club on Sourdough Bread. If you like deviled eggs you have to try their sampler, it's the best I’ve ever had.

Plus they have free bread sticks at the bar! Woo hoo!

The House
121 E. 17th St. (Near Irving Pl.)

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Reader Comments (8)

this place is too cute! and the deviled eggs look out of this world! i love the variety of places you choose, marty, great crawling!

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrita r.

I'm still healing from my extracted molars, and the pictures you keep posting of all that great food are still driving me up the wall and onto the ceiling! Can't wait till the pain is gone and I can totally pig out on something that looks as great as that sandwich of yours! Growmf!!

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

Oh, House. How I love you so. I was sick and you gave me oyster truffle chowder. I was hungry and you convinced my mealmates to share their selection of three cheeses and duck three ways with me. I was STILL hungry and you made me rack of lamb. And it was so frickin good I even ate the peas. And that's big time for Ol' Bifferoonie. Yes, House, you are lovely. And I heart you. And I want to go back to you. And I will. In the meantime, Marty, I'm glad you got to have an amazing meal there. Those eggs looked fantabulously delish. Also, I suppose we should give a shout-out to that nice bartending fella from Fusion in Hell's Kitchen (which is neither hell nor a kitchen...discuss) who suggested The House in the first place. Mr. Bartender, if you're reading this, thanks a million. It was the best meal I ever ate.

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

hey! I like this place! food looks very good and the place sound very "chic" (?)
ok, I don't know how to say and the dictionary doesn't help me well, maybe the word is "stylishness" But I mean a place not only for rich people and where poor can feel rich!? LOL ok, it may doesn't make any sense what I say but I'm a zioum zioum, right? or maybe the word is "Ivy league" ? don't know....

Jaws, is your teeth still bother you? :( argh... I know what you feel since half of my teeth are fake now... and I'm only 25!! Try to boil together 20 cloves and 1 glass of water, then let infuse and cool down, and you use it like an oral cleanser! cloves are a natural antiseptic, but watch out the tast is so disgusting!!! good luck!

@Jason, don't try to guess the word I'm looking for since with my last riddle "It's a cereal and you make flour with" you answered "I don't know, beer?" well!!!!! and then I got bad mood and yelled at you like a crazy french in the middle of a street... and then you call me a "coucou" Anyway I still piss in your beer mouhahahahaha!

Thanks for the advice Zioum Zioum, but what I'm going to do right now is polish off my last bottle of lilac flour wine from that North Dakota winery that sold me that wonderful dandelion wine. It's delicious, and packs a respectable wallop. Wish I still had a few of my oxycontins from my prescription to go with it. Zowie!

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

When Biff visits again can I come? I cant eat lobster on my eggs though:( oh yeah wouldnt make a diff though, allergic to eggs too.. i just want that sammitch:)

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

OMG. I would LOVE to visit The House for THAT killer food! *drools*

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

Goddamn, that trumps my Sunday dinner. I had stale potato chips and beer.

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

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