NYC Restaurants

Colors
417 Lafayette Street
New York, NY, 10003
(212) 777-8443
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Cuisine: Eclectic

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Colors is a worker-owned cooperative restaurant created by reunited former employees of Windows on the World in the wake of 9/11. (Yes, this means everyone from the dishwasher to your waiter has an equity stake in the restaurant.) In addition to empowering its workers with ownership, Colors embraces the global diversity of the Windows on the World staff with a cross-cultural menu by executive Chef Raymond Mohan (Chicama, Park Avenue Café, Plantain) that includes dishes that were inspired by staff members’ family recipes. To start, there are Philippine lobster lumpia—spring rolls filled with lobster and minted sweet potatoes in tamarind dipping sauce, Pam Thai—chicken with long beans, fried onions, and green papaya with a chile-lime dressing, and Lambi salad—a Haitian-style stewed conch with radish, arugula, and crispy conch fritter salad with saffron mayonnaise. Entrees range from grass-fed New York ribeye with chimichurri, potato confit and blue cheese, to White Marble Farm Pork, slow-roasted and honey-glazed over Columbian “bandeja paisa” rice and beans with arugula and plantains.  The restaurant closed in 2012, but has since reopened.

Review By: Andrea Strong

Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

Chef: Colt Taylor


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