M Restaurant (1625 Coney Island Avenue; Brooklyn, NY 11230; Telephone: 718.376.6485), is one of the rare breed of eateries combining moderate prices with mouthwatering dishes.
I started the meal with their Eggplant Tower. Subtle, with a hint of a citrus or – perhaps – a gastrique, tender and delicate – a great opening for what was to be a memorable meal.
I followed it with a true work of gastronomic and visual art combined, I had the Pinwheel. This dish consists of slivers of salmon and tilapia rolled into a wheel shape, topped with greens in a home sauce. There was no “fishy” taste at all, just a delicate flavor that could only be topped by the incredible buttery tasting potatoes the pinwheel rested on.
After washing it down with some Perrier, I continued the meal with a new dish, which the restaurant has not yet formally introduced into the menu. I had Lamb Roolatini. It consists of ground lamb rolled into beef with a sweet and sour sauce. The lamb’s tastiness was brought out to perfection! The delicate balance between the strong lamb’s dominating flavor and the sweet sour sauce gave it a hint of spiciness… ah, a masterpiece! I have no doubt this dish will become one of the restaurant’s most ordered items.
The meal continued with La Surprise steak. Unbelievably juicy and tender, with a slight smoked taste, it comes with a very tasty peppercorn sauce. and a salad. M Restaurant‘s La Surprise most definitely ranks high among New York’s best kosher steaks.
All in all, it was a pleasant evening with great food, nicely sized portions and friendly service.