A Knockout Birthday Dinner at The Waterboy


A friend of mine recently hit a milestone birthday, and I took her to midtown’s The Waterboy restaurant to celebrate. The staff and kitchen pulled out all the stops for her, lavishing her with extra attention and even serving up a special appetizer featuring lovely big chunks of fresh Dungeness crab atop buttery brioche toasts. The meal was superb – from the meatball-dotted Italian wedding soup and salt cod croquettes to the firm, moist swordfish, accompanied by roasted root vegetables and asparagus. At the end of the meal, her crusty, warm apple crostata arrived adorned with a birthday candle – a bright and cheery ending to a fabulous evening.;