i’m sorry my photography doesn’t do reynards justice but know that the dim ambiance and candlelit tabletops are part of the charm of this hip restaurant in the wythe hotel. normally i’d just use my flash to get a proper shot but given the vibe at reynards, i really didn’t want to be the foodie dork in the corner snapping pics of my food… read on though-
we’d been to the roofdeck for drinks at the wythe but were dying to try the restaurant. we’re not so good about making reservations so we’d popped in a few times with no luck of getting a table but thursday was our lucky night! we sat in the bar area of the restaurant but loved it because it feels incredibly grandiose. they managed to keep the industrial lofted ceilings and exposed brick walls but softened the space with white carerra marble tabletops and warm dropped pendant lighting. i would have been happy having dinner at the bar but we were lucky enough to snag a romantic table tucked near a window.
two thumbs up for service here. we’ve been to plenty of new restaurants in the hood where the waitstaff can be a little snooty but that wasn’t the case at reynards. a full pouted, very friendly girl in an adorable flowered shift dress waited on us and she genuinely seemed passionate about the food and cocktails. we noticed that the menu seemed a bit limited but once we heard the specials, there was no question what we were going to order. we started with warm olives and beef carpaccio (served with an interesting and delicious mix of fresh herbs). then jack did an albacore dish for his main and i ordered the halibut off the list of specials. oh, it was heavenly. served with clams, roasted potatoes and these crusty croutons that had been soaking in the dish’s juices… wow, thank you mr. chef, i thoroughly enjoyed it!
we had just a bit of a sweet tooth leftover after we’d eaten so we decided to try the mast brother’s chocolate sorbet. it just took a bite of the rich, coffee-like sorbet to satiate our appetite.
looking forward to planning ahead and having dinner in the main dining room soon. until then though, i’d definitely recommend you check reynards out for yourself~