Pennsylvania 6

Finding a decent place to grab some food and drinks around Madison Square Garden should be easy...but when faced with the actual task it's always a challenge.  Most of the bars are loud, overcrowded and just plain terrible.  So when Friday night concert tickets coincided with the opening of Pennsylvania 6 we jumped at the chance to check out something new. The long wooden bar up front was full so we got a table in the main dining room for dinner and started with the Burrata.

I think I've been spoiled by burrata from Eataly because nothing even comes close anymore to its' creamy perfection.  This one had a thin linear texture all the way through and while it was serviceable, I wouldn't order it again.

The Organic Roasted Chicken fared much better with crisp blackened skin that had a hint of molasses and lots of juicy meat inside.  This definitely seemed more like restaurant fare rather than bar dining. 

The hand cut fries came with a side of Truffle Aioli and topped with shavings of Parmesan and Rosemary.  I didn't get a picture of the Margherita Pizza we sampled but it was surprisingly fantastic with a crisp, buttery crust from baking in the brick oven.  The beer selection was also surprisingly good with favorites like Founders, Lagunitas and Southern Tier on the list. 

In an area where so much is just satisfactory, Pennsylvania 6 may be raising the bar...but you'll pay for this new standard.  When the bill came I was a little shocked.  I know we're in a touristy part of town but it was still pretty steep.  Let's hope they have Happy Hour.