Wall Street is more than a movie, it’s a street in a district well known for being home to the world’s largest stock exchange. Oh really? I ocasionally go there to drink and escape the other more paralyzing areas of Manhattan, otherwise known as Midtown. Sometimes I even eat, like tonight. I decided to make a scheduled appearance at Wall & Water, in the famed Financial District. In case you’re new to town, Wall & Water is located within the Andaz Financial District in an eight-block-long street running from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan.
I first perused the drink menu and decided to start off with a Pimm’s Cup. I am a Pimm’s connoisseur, and I was not disappointed. It was a perfectly sweet cup of goodness, shaken. I also should mention that my waiter, Jack, brought my drink impressively fast, possibly he could tell I was going to need a pick-me-up to get through the rest of the cocktail menu. But wait, you say you’re in the mood for wine? Well whine no more, there are over 100 options, 25 of which can be ordered by the glass. But seriously, who orders by the glass? Anyway, now that we have our drinks it’s time to order food. After sampling some of the fresh Washington D.C. flown in oysters, my appetite was whet, and I was ready to dine.
The easy to navigate menu of temptation turned me into a free spirit. I wanted to try everything. I stepped out of my comfort zone and stepped into comfort food inspired by cuisines from around the world. I’m global like that. First came the radicchio & roasted pear salad, followed by maplebrook farm burrata cheese. The fresh salad had just the right amount of olives to not overwhelm my senses. Next up, a cast iron melted cheese, “chicken liver pâté” (with sweet and sour onions) came next. It was just so moist and tender. I was saddened by the last bite. But then a crispy pork belly showed up. So rich and comforting. Next was one of my favorites. Just the presentation alone was worth the order. W&W Wagyu burger. Such a simple dish but the meat was so tender and was accompanied with tartar sauce. Perfect. I heard harps and my taste buds erupted in such pleasure as I swirled the wine around each bite to savor and lengthen the delight. I definitely recommend this – and take your time to enjoy! To bring this experience to a close I had berry crumble with cream anglais. I usually order something chocolate, but was quite happy that I opted for something different. The berry crumble was light and ohhhh so good. It was the perfect ending to a perfect meal. I can’t wait to go back to Wall & Water!
75 Wall Street
New York, NY