Rabbit House: Where the Hour is Always Happy

Japanese Gyokuro Green Tea at Rabbit House in New York City
Hello! Welcome to brunch at Rabbit House in New York City. I'm playing a bit of catch up with New York reviews since I've just finished the Japan posts. Steph and I came here in early 2017. It was our first time dining here. Since then, I've been here two more times for dinner and drinks. Honestly, the dinner and drinks have been much more fun and relevant than the brunch we had. 

Note: Rabbit House is temporarily closed for brunch for the summer of 2017. 

PRO TIP: If you do come for brunch and you don't want to be a real person for the rest of the day (and, I mean that in the best way possible), then check out their Bottomless Sake Mimosa or Bottomless Sake Mary for $14. Even crazier, their Happy Hour menu is available on weekends from 12PM-4PM. So, you can get the party started even earlier in the day. 


Napkin at Rabbit House in New York City

Speaking of their Happy Hour... They've got one of my favorite Happy Hours in the city. No joke, it's fantastic. They even have Japanese wines available, which I've had and enjoyed. Even more so, they have a late night Izakaya Happy Hour where all bottles are 50% off after 10PM on Thursdays to Saturdays. I've done this Izakaya Happy Hour twice and it's the best. 

Drawing you away from my questionably alcoholic habits, I'd also like to talk about the chef and owner, Yoshiko Sakuma. I've seen her there for all my visits. She's very friendly and has had a ton of experience working in the kitchen and in restaurants around the world. Her resume includes working in various New York City restaurants such as Bouley, Danube, Aureole, Del Posto, Jewel Bako, Narcissa, and Gardenia. She has even worked with Osteria Francescana under Chef Massimo Bottura.


Teriyaki Bacon at Rabbit House in New York City



















To start, Steph and I shared a few sides/appetizers. We got the Teriyaki Bacon (see above). What is brunch without bacon? NOTHING. So, we had to get some bacon. It was chewy, savory, and slightly sweet. Steph wasn't in love with it because she likes crispy bacon but I thought it was just right. 



Miso-Goma Red Skin Potato at Rabbit House in New York City



















Our next dish was the Miso-Goma Red Skin Potato (see above). Steph and I liked this one better than the Teriyaki Bacon. It's quite filling but the taste is good. The potatoes are seasoned with Miso and Sesame Seeds. This gave the typically boring vegetable a savory flavor with a mellowed sweetness. Steph liked it so much that she tried to replicate this recipe at home!



Japanese Eggs Benedict at Rabbit House in New York City

Steph got the Japanese Eggs Benedict for her entree (see above). This was quite interesting. It came with Nori Seaweed, Tofu Hollandaise, Two Poached Eggs, Eel, and Rice Buns. 

It sounds strange but the flavor is good. I'm really glad there was eel in this because it helped add some character to the dish. I liked the mix of all the different ingredients except the Rice Buns. I thought they were too hard and dry. I would have opted for just regular rice instead. 



Japanese Omelette at Rabbit House in New York City

For myself, I got the Japanese Omelet (see above). It came with Three Eggs, Dashi, Potato, Corn, and Bacon. On top, there was also a Mixed Green Salad.

Not bad. I enjoyed the seaweed sauce on the side. The Seaweed and Eggs combination is definitely underrated and underused. They go surprisingly well together. 



Chocolate and Vanilla Homemade Gelato at Rabbit House in New York City

Because I can't avoid peeking at the desert menu, I also got the Chocolate and Vanilla Homemade Gelato (see above). 

Overall, brunch is okay but I would more confidently recommend their evening menus. I'll be back soon to blog about their dinner and drinks! 

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Information:
76 Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 343-4200
Recommendations:
Happy Hour
Miso-Goma Red Skin Potato
Japanese Eggs Benedict

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