We had a wonderful meal there the other night. We started with the chicken liver pate -- it was a dish they served at Feast's Smoked event, and indeed the impetus for our return to Raven & Rose. It is so lush and so simple, it will be impossible not to order this every single visit. It's a very generous portion that comes in a little jar topped with Kerrygold butter and is served with cornichons and toast.
Salad was a slivered, curly kale caesar with a nicely biting garlic lemon dressing and a smear of what tasted like tahini to me -- topped w/teensy dried anchovies. Split it because you are going to repel vampires after that dish. Also had the soup -- pumpkin.
Mains for us were a clams curry and double pork chop. I don't remember R & R having a curry on the menu on our last visit, but they have thankfully remedied that. It's one of the best dishes that we tried (although everything was excellent) -- meaty clams in a thick, firey broth served with an Empire-skewering take on beans on toast (theirs with tiny dal/lentils). That pork chop will satisfy the Hungry Man in your party -- it's massive (but $29), roasted brussels, served over cheesy polenta. It's maybe the most traditional meat & two veg item on the menu, but that seems like what their crowd wants.
Though full and encumbered by a go-box, we still ordered dessert (which is free when you show a theater ticket). I had the Eton Mess. Desserts aren't really my thing, but this one was a nice melange of flavors and textures.
Drinks were solid, for the most part. I ordered the delicious Caroline's Fancy before dinner, but should have saved it for after (extra añejo tequila, dry Curaçao, demerara, cardamom bitters, BFC). They have a nitro tap and were pouring a wheat beer from 54-40 through it, which only made me wonder what this beer was like originally. Raven & Rose is one of those great new restaurants that offers free sparkling water, a touch which I love.
Service was ridiculously good -- lovely and attentive (though you could forgive our newish server for not knowing every little thing -- dishes are complex here).