What’s the vibe?
Ferris is located in the new MADE hotel in Nomad, but as it’s tucked away in the basement, it doesn’t really feel like a boring hotel restaurant. It’s a really comfy, relaxed space with light wood panels on the walls, comfy banquette seating, and some high tables, which give it the feeling more of a little wine bar than a full on restaurant.
What to order?
On one side of the room is a pretty serious open kitchen which let’s you know that there is something a lot more serious than wine bar food being produced at Ferris. We were first attracted to Ferris when we heard about the Iberico pork katsu sandwich and it’s worth coming here for this little beauty alone.
There’s tons more to discover though, and we especially liked the grilled scallops with corn, and n’duja from the starers too. We then moved on to chicken liver moose with apple, beetroot and port sauce, as well as the ‘Forbidden Rice’ – crispy black rice with squash, aioli and egg yolk.
We really loved Ferris and would go as far to say that it was one of our favourite spots in New York. Delicious, creative cooking in totally unpretentious surroundings, which is not something you actually find too often.
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