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Greensquare Tavern

Casual farm-to-table w/ holistic chef

$$$

A pricey ($30-60) new american restaurant with organic meat, flexitarian, & naturally-sweetened options in (@ 5th Ave.) (West 30's-14th (Chelsea)) with critics pick offerings.

Mon-Fri: 11:30am-4:30pm, 5:00pm-11:00pm Sat: 11:00am-4:00pm, 5:00pm-11pm Sun: 11:00am-4:00pm

212-929-2468

www.greensquaretavern.com

5 W. 21st St.

(@ 5th Ave.)

Review

There are plenty of chefs in New York making impressive use of seasonal ingredients, but not many can also claim to know the particular health benefits of each fruit, vegetable and protein.

Enter John Marsh, chef and managing partner at Greensquare Tavern, who’s also a certified nutrition and lifestyle counselor. His restaurant features lovingly worn blue-and-white tile floors, exposed brick walls and tabletop plants in terra-cotta pots. Marsh’s plates convey a similar down-to-earth beauty.

Here, roasted beet salad is plated with arugula, frisée, creamy Grand Reserve goat cheese and sliced hearts of palm, all tossed in aged apple vinegar.

Marsh adds Swiss chard and kale to a surprisingly substantial vegan cannellini and chickpea stew. Kale also accompanies a plate of pan- seared Long Island duck breast with a red peppercorn glaze and stewed black cherries.

Dessert seems gratuitous at this point, but splurge anyway on Missouri organic pecan pie, made with raw honey instead of sugar for a mellow sweetness.

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Greensquare features a rotating cast of artists for in-house art exhibitions.

Check the website for a list of vendors.