For a recent dinner with my gal pals, we headed to Shorty's .32 - a cozy (literally - they only have 32 seats, hence the name), American restaurant with a neighborhood-y feel. The chef, Josh Eden (an apprentice under Jean-George Vongerichten), opened Shorty's as a feel-good, affordable, low-key dining establishment and I think we would all agree with that assessment. It feels like an underground apartment with the walls knocked down that was turned into a restaurant. This perception makes for an intimate dining experience but does not make for a pleasant waiting experience, which brings me to the only negative aspect of our experience...
...One minor hiccup was wait time. Shorty's surprisingly had several open reservations for a party of 5 on a Saturday night, in less than a week's notice. However, when we got there we waited for over half an hour because our table wasn't ready. The host was nice enough to throw us some glasses of champagne...but we came to eat! And once we did, the wait became worth it.
Everyone enjoyed the dishes and some highlights were:
Sea Scallops, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Acorn Squash, Smoked Maple
Roast Chicken, Chilled Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Fried Garlic
The green beans that came with the chicken were AMAZING. And the scallops, which I got, were full of flavor and tasted very fresh.
I would definitely revisit Shorty's and would suggest you check it out if you're looking for a warm dining experience and fresh, seasonal food.