Nowadays, everyone thinks they're a foodie, taking photographs of every plate from their overpriced, non-satiating tasting menu. Going out to dinner doesn’t always have to be an extravagant experience. Sometimes you want to enjoy a night out without the loud noise and overcrowded restaurants.
When owners Heidi and Ed of Heidi’s House by the Side of the Road conceptualized their idea for a restaurant, a low key atmosphere is exactly what they had in mind. There are no televisions and no extensive bar selections, just the pleasure of a friendly staff, local clientele, and of course, simple and delicious food.
When you dine at Heidi’s House, along the road of East 78th Street, you will have the luxury of a scrumptuous meal in an environment that allows you to carry on a conversation, without having to shout. Stop at the bar for a few drinks with friends before you sit down for a quaint meal. Choose from Heidi's beautifully curated selection of Belgian ales, lagers and IPA’s. Oenophiles can indulge as well with the restaurant’s divine wine list, from fruity flavors to more intellectual selections.
Bring your drinks over to the table for an appetizing dinner, with dishes chosen by beloved neighborhood chef, Cipriano Pita. His innovative take on American food comes to life in every dish, from the macaroni and cheese, made with organic cheese and dairy, along with their other selections of handmade pastas.
For an intense mixture of flavor, try the paella, made with light rice heaped with seared scallops, shrimp, lobster, chorizo, bacon and sweet onions. Enjoy this meal and others during the kitchen’s late-night weekend hours – Friday and Saturdays until 1:30 a.m.
Don’t forget to finish off your meal with the absolutely sinful chocolate souffle. Savor every minute and bite at Heidi’s House by the Side of the Road.