Summer Guide: Eat the Phreak -- Make This Summer Your Salad Days

At Gazala Place, Nice Matin, Gottino, and a host of other NYC restaurants

Grain salads form another branch of the composed family tree, and one of the best is the phreak salad at Druze restaurant Gazala Place (709 Ninth Avenue, 212-245-0709), which also includes tomato slices in addition to the namesake green wheat, served with a bowl of garlicky white cucumber soup, as if a single entrée has been separated into two components. Nearly any grain salad on the menu at locavoric Northern Spy (511 East 12th Street, 212-228-5100) is worth ordering, and novel grain salads are prominently featured at Williamsburg new-wave sushi parlor Bozu (296 Grand Street, Brooklyn, 718-384-777). The place also offers a shiso-accented house salad that’s nearly a Cobb, and a fine tofu salad—but that gets us off on another tangent entirely.

Indeed, when it comes to composed salads, you can feature almost anything as a main ingredient. French-fry salad, anybody?

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Location Info



210 W. 10th St.
New York, NY 10014

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: West Village

21 Club

21 W. 52nd St.
New York, NY 10019

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: West 50s


120 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Tribeca

Lure Fishbar

142 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Nolita

ABC Kitchen

35 E. 18th St.
New York, NY 10003

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Flatiron

Fig and Olive

808 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10021

Category: Restaurant > Cafe

Region: East 60s

Chez Oskar

211 Dekalb Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Category: Restaurant > Bistro

Region: Brooklyn


52 Greenwich Ave. #B
New York, NY 10011

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: West Village

Locanda Vini & Olii

129 Gates Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: Brooklyn


64-13 39th Ave.
Flushing, NY 11377

Category: Restaurant > Thai

Region: Woodside

Pam Real Thai Food

404 W. 49th St.
New York, NY 10019

Category: Restaurant > Thai

Region: West 40s

Gazala Place

709 Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10019

Category: Restaurant > Israeli

Region: West 40s

Northern Spy Food Co.

511 E. 12th St.
New York, NY 10009

Category: Restaurant > New American

Region: East Village


296 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Category: Restaurant > Japanese

Region: Brooklyn


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