It's rare for a restaurant's bread basket to deserve the spotlight, but at Commerce in the West Village, it is certainly worthy of all the attention and praise it has received. A variety of delicious breads, rolls, and pretzels are all baked fresh in house, every day, by their talented baker. This is a bread basket that competes with the main course for attention.
There’s an awful lot to love about Commerce in the West Village—its flawlessly executed dishes, superb cocktails, sweet potato tortelloni on the menu year-round; its commissioned murals, 1941 Brunswick bar, history as a bona fide speakeasy, frequent celeb spottings,...
Bread baskets are one of the greatest pleasures of dining out. Have you ever eaten a bread basket that was so delicious you couldn't stop eating it? Or one that even out-shined your actual meal? We have—and since New York City is a bastion of the impressive bread basket, we set out to determine our favorites.
At Commerce, chef Harold Moore wanted a dish that was reminiscent of a Peter Luger steak. But a small kitchen and no commercial-grade broiler meant he needed to get creative with how he cooked his beef. The answer? It's in the bag.