When three men live together, the most ambitious plan they usually hatch is a raging kegger, unless someone leaves a baby at their doorstep, in which case they'll hatch a raging Who Let Steve Guttenberg In Here? Now, three roommates have gotten up to something so Mahoney, you don't even know it, with Braise.
Tucked into the base of an East 6th condo complex by three resto-biz veterans, Braise augments a white-tablecloth vibe with tasteful acrylics of naked women, setting the stage for gourmet comfort food influenced by the int'l travels of the third roommate, formerly the chef at Restaurant Jezebel (if you can find an easier restaurant to cheat on...). "Good for the belly" satiation starts with Niman Ranch Beef osso bucco over garlic mashed potatoes, a fresh-herb half chicken in white wine reduction, and spicy Jamaican jerked pork shoulder with crock-pot black beans and cilantro "gremolata", which is pretty much definitely Lady Gaga's real name. If you're feeling fishy, there's king salmon bone-in steak with jasmine rice in dill beurre blanc, or black sea bass over soba noodles w/ cumin seed citrus soy broth; "I'd actually consider ordering that" veggies include caramelized brussel sprouts in portobello ragout over creamy gorgonzola grits, and sweet potatoes in hatch chili broth with tropical black beans, also what happens when you sunbathe nude.
Braise is still working out their booze license, but fear not, they're pouring free house wine and Lone Star with every meal as well as highly encouraging you to bring your own hooch -- but not a keg, 'cause you'd drink too much, and no one'd be able to stop your Danson.
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