Tuome or not to Tuome?

Tuome is what every date spot should be- intimate, great food, ability to share and strong drinks. Nestled away between avenues A and B on East 5th street, you'll find an unassuming restaurant with dim lights and a strong smell of brown butter. You'll be pleasantly surprised when you walk in to find that although the restaurant may be small, you can still enjoy dinner with company without having to wrestle for any elbow space. Tuome excels in contemporary American food with East Asian influences (think congee, curry, chili, etc.) which is why you can get rice with duck fat but still order chicken liver mousse in the same night. For me every dish at Tuome shines. The chicken liver mousse is sweet and savory due to the smart addition of maple syrup. The deviled eggs have a beautiful crunch to them and the spicy chili pairs really well with the mayo. The lamb meat falls off of the bone easily and tastes so delicious with the peanut toasted quinoa that you'll forget you're eating quinoa. Tuome is a highlight restaurant in NYC and I can't recommend it enough for a small group of friends or for taking a special somebody out to eat. 

Deviled eggs with crispy chilis 

Deviled eggs with crispy chilis 

Chicken liver mousse, maple syrup and milk bread

Chicken liver mousse, maple syrup and milk bread

Lamb shank for 2 with red quinoa, herb yogurt sauce and a side of bibb lettuce 

Lamb shank for 2 with red quinoa, herb yogurt sauce and a side of bibb lettuce 

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Everything here is amazing. You cannot go wrong with any dish so order to your heart's content!