41 Elizabeth Street New York, NY 10013
Will and I met up on a Wednesday afternoon to grocery shop and have a mid-week lunch as well. I've been wanting to try XO Taste for some time now, so we finally decided to give it a shot. We have been to the XO Cafe on Hester street, but not this new location.
The layout of XO Taste is definitely different from XO Cafe. It's definitely spacious and feels like a much more laid back environment.Will and I came at a non-busy time, a little bit after the lunch rush. The waiters/waitresses didn't seem very attentive when we were trying to ask for something and service was slow. After placing our orders, our food came in minutes.
|Japanese Pan-Fried Dumplings|
The dumplings were slightly crunchy and filled with a lot of meat and chives. The sauce went well with the dumplings. The dumplings were juicy and seasoned just right. I was really impressed with it.
|Udon Noodle Soup with Grilled Chicken Cutlets|
|Grilled Chicken Cutets|
|Baked Minced Beef over Spaghetti|
The chances of us returning back to XO Taste is probably slim because the majority of our food was salty and the thought of the possibility of other dishes being salty just makes me turn my head away.