Chicken: Bobwhite Counter

Date: 1/21/2017

Borough: Manhattan

Address: 94 Avenue C

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What we ordered: 

  • Chicken Little with biscuit (would recommend)
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich (would recommend)
  • Mac & Cheese side (would recommend)
  • French Fries side (would recommend)

Cost (post-tax, pre-tip): $23.95

The scores:

Ratings (1-10) Rob Missy
Taste 8 6.75
Presentation 7.5 8
Setting 7.5 6.5
Value 7.5 7
Overall 7.5 7

Ryan comments:

Luckily we found a good seat in the corner with room for her stroller. She slept the entire time.

Ryan’s Report Card (1-10): 9

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General Comments:

Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter is a small spot located in a pretty rough section of town. Alphabet City does have its charms, though, and it’s little places like this. They have a small-ish menu of mostly fried Southern food.

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We got here right at noon when it opened and a third of the place was already filled. It’s pretty small with a handful of tables and some stools at the bar counter. There’s pretty plain and minimalist decor inside, with lots of black, brown, and white wood. The windows have a few pieces of paper taped up with menu items written on them.

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The main cashier/waiter was super friendly and accommodating, moving some stools aside for us so that we could keep Ryan’s stroller next to where we ate.

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We ordered the Fried Chicken Sandwich with a side of french fries and a Chicken Little, 3 pieces of fried chicken, with a biscuit and a side of Mac & Cheese. They bring a bottle of hot sauce and a bottle of honey to each table.

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The Fried Chicken Sandwich was a big piece of white meat chicken on a plain soft bun, with some bread & butter pickle slices on top. This was more fried than the fried chicken in the Chicken Little. We thought it was very good and nice and moist. The french fries were great, with a perfect texture that wasn’t crispy but wasn’t soggy either.

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The Chicken Little comes with a wing, thigh and drumstick. The batter wasn’t too thick and the chicken was very moist again. It came with a biscuit that tasted very very buttery and wasn’t too crumbly at all. The Mac & Cheese had a very liquidy cheese that coagulated a bit. It was extremely peppery too, which was an odd choice but Rob liked it. It was a squiggly pasta rather than elbow macaroni which was nice.

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Overall the food here is solid if you’re looking for fried chicken or other Southern dishes, but this didn’t get the highest topline scores due to the location and the fact that you need to get here early to ensure you get a seat.

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