Exploring the bustling streets of New York City with friends is always an adventure, but it's the culinary treasures that truly make the city shine. From food trucks to five-star restaurants, there's always a new and exciting dish to try. On this particular trip, I had to come back to Ruby's Cafe for some burgers, a hidden gem nestled on cutesy Mulberry Street in SoHo (check out my previous review of their amazeballs Chicken Avocado salad >>).
As we approached the cafe, the smell of sizzling burgers and freshly baked bread wafted toward us, tantalizing our senses and heightening our anticipation. Stepping inside, the warm and inviting atmosphere enveloped us, with cozy seating and a bustling open kitchen.
We were eager to try the famous Bronte burger, a premium seasoned beef patty topped with juicy tomatoes, crisp spinach, melted Swiss cheese, and a sweet chili sauce and mayo, all nestled between two slices of toasted ciabatta bread. The combination of flavors was nothing short of miraculous, with each ingredient perfectly complementing the next, creating a symphony of taste that danced on our tongues.
The fries at Ruby's Cafe are a standout in their own right, and paired with the rich and creamy truffle aioli, they are elevated to a whole new level. The golden, crispy fries are the perfect vessel for the indulgent aioli, made with a blend of garlic, lemon, and truffle oil. The combination of the crunchy texture of the fries with the smooth and savory aioli creates an explosion of flavor in every bite. Whether you're looking for a satisfying side dish or a decadent snack, the fries with truffle aioli at Ruby's Cafe are not to be missed. The presentation of the dish is equally impressive, making it a great addition to any meal, or a perfect item to share with friends.
Next up was the Classic Cheeseburger, a classic done right with two pat la Frieda 3oz beef patties, lettuce, tomato, pickles, American cheese, and a special sauce on a fluffy potato bun. The beef was juicy and flavorful, with just the right amount of char from the grill. The pickles added a touch of tanginess, while the cheese and sauce tied everything together, creating a classic burger that will be hard to forget.
To quench our thirst, we indulged in That Watermelon Drink, a refreshing blend of vodka, fresh watermelon juice, lime, and mint. The vibrant red and green colors were a visual treat, and the flavors blended together perfectly, resulting in a sweet and tangy drink that was the perfect balance of juicy watermelon and zesty lime.
Finally, we warmed ourselves with a glass of Mulled Wine with cinnamon. The rich, red wine was infused with the warmth of cinnamon, making it the perfect drink to enjoy on a chilly New York evening. The colors of the wine and the spices were a visual feast, and each sip was like a warm hug from the inside out.
In conclusion, Ruby's Cafe in New York City is a must-visit destination for any food lover. The food is not only delicious but also visually stunning, with vibrant colors and an eye-catching presentation. The ingredients melt together in perfect harmony, creating dishes that are not only tasty but also healthy, as the variety of colors indicates the presence of essential nutrients. Whether you're in the mood for a classic burger or a unique drink, Ruby's Cafe has it all.
As a passionate food photographer and connoisseur of fine cuisine, I'm always on the hunt for exceptional dining experiences in the diverse culinary landscape of New York City. My recent visit to Ruby's Cafe in NYC was a true standout, and I was blown away by the quality of the food and drinks on offer. Each dish and drink showcased the best of the restaurant's gourmet approach to ingredients, as well as its commitment to elevating the taste and flavors of classic dishes.
As a food photographer, I was struck by the vibrant colors of each dish, a result of Ruby's Cafe's use of fresh, wholesome ingredients. This not only made for stunning food photography but also ensured that diners were getting a nutritious and well-rounded dining experience. I highly recommend Ruby's Cafe to anyone looking to experience the best of NYC's dining scene. And for those interested in exploring more of the Hudson Valley's and New York City's culinary offerings, be sure to check out my restaurant reviews where you'll find my take on the top restaurants in the area.