Harlem Hot Spot

Harlem Hot Spot

Skate at Minton


ecently, the club has gotten a full-blown reincarnation, this time, adding a tantalizing “low country” menu to the legendary space, a cuisine that focuses on the American regions of South Carolina and the Georgian coast. Think superb seafoods, salads and soups flavored with black-eyed peas and fried okra croutons, and dishes such as sweet potato ricotta dumplings. For a starter, dig into what is called on the menu the “Low Country experience:” a sampling of some of chef Banks White’s most inventive offerings, including deviled egg toast with smoked trout; blue crab fritters and a rich and unbeatable bacon pilau with cmoked chipotle aioli. A current Chef's Tasting Menu ($95) includes roasted spring carrots with spiced coriander yogurt; sweetbread roulade (with smoked egg aioli and black walnut salsa verde); seared artic chard with dark chocolate and Jerusalem artichoke; crusted lamb chops with English peas and sweet potatoes; and a mango curd with strawberry crisp, vanilla meringue and spring berries. For an additional charge you can add a cheese selection ($18) and a wine paring ($45). The narrow room exudes rich supper-club glamour, with gold silk-taffeta drapes and candlelit tables: stage lights showcase the spectacular jazz music, which starts most nights at 7 p.m. When it comes to irresistible dishes and hot jazz, Minton’s shows you the best that Harlem has to offer.

» Minton’s, 206 W. 118th St., 212.243.2222