Former pop-up bistro Oxalis finds permanent home in Prospect Heights
Oxalis, formerly a pop-up bistro that appeared more than 30 times around the city, now has a permanent home at 791 Washington Ave. in Prospect Heights.
Oxalis is “a neo-bistro with fine dining credentials. … [They] strip down fine dining, keep the fine-tuned food, and make it feel a bit more democratic,” Grub Street said.
Oxalis chef-partner Nico Russell told the food blog, “New York is a great city for a few different things, there’s a ton of high-end and a ton of low-end. It’s hard because what defines the middle?”
Dishes at Oxalis include the crispy pig trotter with mustard, cod with roasted potato, and sorrel and cheddar toast with charred winter greens. Despite these offerings, Russell said “the food is 80 percent vegetables.”
The cocktails are mainly unusual versions of old favorites. “Think an Old Fashioned made with beeswax and lanolin, a Sgroppino with bitter-lemon sorbet, and a Daiquiri that, to enhance the lime juice’s citrus, is also made with lime oil,” Grub Street said.