I admit I haven’t eaten at many restaurants in Victory Park. I love to shop down there, and I love to go to the AAC and House of Blues to see shows, but so far the food hasn’t wowed me (I did enjoy a meal at Kenichi, and I’ve been wanting to try Medina, but anyway). I met an old college friend of mine last night for a drink and to talk about his two new restaurants, La Condesa and Pacific and Central, both located in Victory Park. La Condesa (named after the Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City) is opening February 7, and it’s located just to the right of the AAC if you’re facing the main doors. Just look how cute it is. Jump for the design and menu.
(full version here) He and his partners went down to Mexico City to do a lot of R & D, and the design of the space is influenced by several things they saw there. The graphics were designed by the same company who did Balthazar and Pastis in New York, and I think the logo and the menu look pretty cool. As for the food, Donald says his favorite things are the avocado enchiladas, people really like the ribs, and the hamburger is going to be pretty amazing too. I think the scallop tacos and chorizo and potato quesadillas sound good too. I like that they have put so much emphasis on the design, and obviously the fact that it’s a locally owned restaurant is important.