Friday night, we headed to Aged on the Upper West Side booked through Village Vines.

Kimmy had the braised short rib on top of butternut squash puree, with crispy brussel sprouts and beef jus.

The flavors were great, subtle and the singed brussel sprouts working lovely with the juicy short rib.

I had a medium rare lamb burger. It was basically a gyro in burger form, with tzatziki sauce, lettuce and tomato, with a side of garlic zaatar fries. I was determined for a taste of lamb that night, but it was a bit disappointing to have such a delectable type of meat ground up like that. Sure having it buttery and juicy on the bone, like a leg of lamb dish, is a completely different type of entree. But that, in my mind is really the only way to have lamb (well aside from your street cart lamb and rice).

In general, one would have expected much higher quality meats from a place called Aged. This place can be nice for a cozy gathering if you’re in the neighborhood, but not for anyone in search of a serious carnivorous meal.

While our table tried only a narrow range of items on their menu, I think it’s safe to say, if you’re in the mood for a hardy steak or piece of protein, save your money for one of the many Manhattan steakhouses.


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