Restaurant Review: Siggy’s Good Food

February 21, 2010

Hi all!

We’re back again with yet another NYC restaurant review, this time from Siggy’s Good Food in Brooklyn Heights! Caitlin and I went here Friday night and had a wonderful meal. Siggy’s bills itself as “The Universe’s First Organic Diner,” and as that slogan suggests, it is a hip little restaurant that offers an entirely organic and seasonal menu. It’s not strictly vegetarian, but it does have a number of vegetarian/vegan options on its menu. But most importantly: this place is delicious! Here is a rundown of all the lovely things we ate.

Our meal started off with an unexpected but much appreciated plate of complementary bread and olive oil. I love it when restaurants do this sort of thing, but I never feel like they do it enough (at least not in the restaurants I tend to go to). Moreover, the plate they gave us included some seriously good olive oil and some seriously good bread. In short: this meal was off to a good start.

Quinoa Spinach Cakes

The menu at Siggy’s includes several scrumptious looking appetizers, but for our meal Caitlin and I decided to go for these Quinoa Spinach Cakes, which were definitely a popular choice at the restaurant that night (we saw many other tables enjoying them as well). These were topped with a tasty Tomato Pepper Cilantro Salsa, but honestly I could’ve eaten the quinoa spinach cakes our their own. They were simple and effective, and baked for just the right amount. Highly recommended!

Sesame Fried Tofu & Onions Salad

For our second course, we got a salad, and what a salad it was! Probably the highlight of the meal for me, this salad was perfect in every respect. So much so, in fact, that it deserves another picture:

This salad included delicious fried tofu fingers which were unlike any other tofu I’d had before, nicely caramelized onions, a bevy of sesame seeds, a subtle flavor of soy sauce throughout, and a tasty tamari ginger dressing. Awesome.

Moroccan Vegetable Couscous

Our main course was the vegetarian special for the night, Moroccan Vegetable Couscous. This bountiful dish included so much goodness: chickpeas, butternut squash, turnips, carrots, cabbage, celery and parsley, all over some very good whole wheat couscous. It also came with some spicy harissa sauce and pickled tomatoes on the side:

This was my first time trying harissa, and I was a big fan. The pickled tomatoes were interesting, but neither Caitlin nor I really took to them. The dish on the whole, though, was very good.

So how does Siggy’s rate? I give it high marks all around. All our dishes were very good, and I appreciate the restaurant’s commitment to organic cooking. The space was a little cramped, but not noticeably so. The only real downsides were: (a) I wish they had more vegetarian options, and (b) I wish parts of their menu were cheaper. Our salad was very reasonably priced at $9, but the couscous was a little pricey at $15. Still, overall our dinner at Siggy’s was wonderful, and you should definitely check it out if you’re in the area!

Until we eat again,


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