Thank you for feeding me, Mr.Donahue

Mr.Donahue's is easy to miss on the busy streets of SoHo and the fact that it is right next to Lombardi's doesn't help. However, once you've made your way there you are going to be ecstatic that you found this gem. The space is intimate with 5 bar stools, two two table seats and some outdoor seating which, really makes you feel like you're eating in your grandparents' kitchen. The plates and table settings are vintage and fits in well with the rustic food theme. The menu allows you to select a main,  a sauce and two sides. Don't worry about picking sides that you would traditionally pick because I sure didn't and there were no regrets. Go with your stomach and eat your heart out! 

American- Swedish meatballs in gravy, cucumbers in tzatziki sauce, cranberry sauce, imperial crab with saltines and duchess potato with spring onions

American- Swedish meatballs in gravy, cucumbers in tzatziki sauce, cranberry sauce, imperial crab with saltines and duchess potato with spring onions

Squash with mozzarella, spicy tomato sauce and basil

Squash with mozzarella, spicy tomato sauce and basil

Chicken fried pork cheeks in honey mustard seed sauce, ricotta gnocchi, deviled duck eggs

Chicken fried pork cheeks in honey mustard seed sauce, ricotta gnocchi, deviled duck eggs

Strawberry cake with whipped cream 

Strawberry cake with whipped cream 

Favorites

1. The American Swedish meatballs with gravy was incredible. It was perfect with the creamy duchess potato. It was like a Thanksgiving dinner in the middle of July.

2. The strawberry cake was heavenly. Our waitress described it perfectly as a cross between a sponge and pound cake. The cream was light and sweet enough to complement the sweetness of the strawberry compote. I'll dream about this one for days.