October 10, 2008
I went to Back 40 a few days ago with my son. We were promptly seated in the outdoor garden which, compared to other ones, was pretty comfortable. We had risotto balls with beets and blue cheese (not a favorite of my son), the special fennel salad with pumpkin, grass-fed burger with sea salt and rosemary fries and a 1/2 of chicken cooked in their French-made rotisserie (left/sold by the previous restaurant) . If I judged the meal based on how much or how fast my son ate his hamburger, it was a huge success. He finished the whole thing in record time. Despite the food and excellent service, it was a bit pricey for Avenue B in the East Village. But we’ll probably go back (40) again anyway.