For starters, recent winning choices have included potato-leek soup (since replaced by wild mushroom with crème fraîche) and a salumi board that's plenty for two people. A couple of smart orders among the second courses are a well-balanced, Mediterranean-accented lamb burger (pictured) with harissa, eggplant, and tzatziki, and an entrée-size portion of fava bean ravioli with sunflower seeds, mint, and onion broth. And a crave-worthy dessert is the seasonal mousse—tarragon with grapefruit gel earlier in spring, replaced for summer by a yogurt mousse with blueberry marmalade. "Will definitely be heading back," Spiritchaser resolves.
Boulud Sud [Upper West Side]
20 W. 64th Street (between Broadway and Central Park West), Manhattan
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