DINING DIARY | AMUSED / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of Oleg March via UrbanDaddy

There’s a new amuse-bouche in town. Meet Amused, the Upper West Side’s brick-clad hidden hotspot for all things retro. With a cocktail list as inventive as chef’s experimental creations, Amused puts a refreshingly playful spin on the traditional dining experience. Pull up a chair at the central communal table and let that inner child run wild -- those string bean frites aren’t going to eat themselves.

The #attachéapproved menu rundown:

TO EAT:
Truffle parmesan popcorn
Black Angus mini corn dogs
Ramen carbonara (gluten free available)
“Pig in a Pretzel” with honey smoked mustard and mustard caviar
Gruyere and candied bacon grilled cheese (gluten free bread available)
Deconstructed s’mores

TO SIP:
Rx - The Cure: strawberry purée, meyer lemon, soju, mint
Rx - The Party Starter: blackberries, fresh lime, shochu, mint
Mango Elixir: mango, fresh lime, soju, guajillo salt rim

142 West 83rd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam
Open Friday through Sunday -- contact your Attaché for reservations