Hickory Lane American Bistro
The food was amazing.Went for a Mother's Day brunch and brought along a 16 month old. The hostess was super friendly and accomodating. The highlight was definitely the food though. I had the Fairmont breakfast and my wife got the burger. One of the best burgers i have ever tasted. The Fairmont breakfast was also delicious and filling. While it would be nice if it were a BYOB, the cocktail list is one of the best i have ever seen. I had the vanilla mint rum tea.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seasonal menuHad only been once before and had the burger, which was amazing. This time went with friends. We were all impressed with the seasonal menu. Both soups - gazpacho and white asparagus, were delicious and well seasoned. The bouillabaisse was perfectly prepared, especially the sea bass (order it medium). Salmon was cooked to perfection. Filet was okay, ordered it medium based on medium rare description having a cold center and it arrived medium well. Wine list was limited but good selection. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. We will return.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything with the meal wasEverything with the meal was great; the food, the service, etc. All was well until about 5 minutes after paying the waitress came over and kicked us out so someone else could take the table. I understand its their business to make money, it just was a bit rude, especially since the restaurant didn't seem that crowded and there was no line. It just put a bitter end to a very sweet meal.
If going for brunch, get the stuffed French toast if thy have it. You're welcome :)4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA great neighborhood place,A great neighborhood place, filled with families on a Sunday. The noise level is still a problem. The food was great; the server very friendly. I did make a note in my reservation on line that we had a birthday in the group, but nothing was done to acknowledge that. At the next table, a cupcake with a candle was brought to the person who was celebrating a birthday. At that point, I felt a bit neglected, but did not want to say anything. It was my husband's birthday.I did not want to upset him by having to say something either to the waiter or manager. I thought that putting it in the notes on the reservation was enough.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFairmount Ave. GemWhenever we have guests from out of town our first consideration is Hickory Lane. We live in the Fairmount Section and we feel this restaurant is a perfect example of the vibe of this up and coming neighborhood!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had native Manhattan peopleWe had native Manhattan people with us for brunch, and they were duly impressed with brunch. We did think that the chocolate chip cookie was not rich enough, but we did have a delicious brunch and enjoyed the friendly wait staff.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good!Burger was delicious, as was Mac and cheese. Sunlight coming in through windows at sundown can be a little much, and drawing curtains can obstruct view for other patrons. Rum iced tea a little too sweet for my wife, but Solitary Refinement a nice take on an Old Fashioned.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had a relaxingMy husband and I had a relaxing dinner at this comfortable Fairmount restaurant. It is great for dining alfresco; even if you are indoors, the large windows that open out give the impression that you are outdoors. The fried calamari appetizer was tender and light. The beet salad with blue cheese was good; would have preferred the beets sliced into somewhat larger pieces. The gnocchi was delicate and light with a flavorful sauce. For dessert we opted for the very tasty vanilla Tahitian gelato. We enjoyed the inventive cocktails, along with some very good wines. Espresso and Cuban coffee topped off our meal. The staff were attentive and professional. Overall, a delightful way to spend Friday evening at one of our favorite neighborhood places.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed a Saturday brunchEnjoyed a Saturday brunch after a visit to Art Museum. Menu had lots of good choices and I thoroughly enjoyed the burger I chose. Add a delicious glass of wine and overall was happy to have tried this restaurant and will definitely go again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM