Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Openings: Km1 brings Caribbean cuisine 1st Street



Km1, short for Kilometro Uno, recently debuted on First Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue... focusing on "food from the Greater Antilles islands, with comforting dishes like mofongo, yucca fries, and shrimp served out of a half-pineapple on deck," per Eater.

And The Infatuation recently had a preview:

In addition to burgers, ceviche, and honey-glazed jerk wings, the menu has a bunch of Dominican dishes like a vegan pastelon layered with mushrooms and coconut sauce, and some extremely crispy mofongo with skirt steak and a light tomato broth.

And no liquor license at the moment...



Km1 is at 58 E. First St. Open daily 5-11 p.m. Phone: (646) 669-7547.

This address has seen several quality restaurants come and go in recent years. Esperanto Fonda lasted nine months here, closing in May 2017. Before that, this was home to BARA for two years and Prima for three years. The Elephant, a Thai restaurant, was previously here for 17 years.

5 comments:

Gojira said...

I ate there last week and can wholeheartedly recommend the Cubano sandwich; only found out about the cocktails after I left, so I'll have to go back! Very nice proprietor, too!

Anonymous said...

But $16 for a cubano... We pay $7 at Cibao.

Anonymous said...

The Elephant was one of my favorites for many years, delicious food, and the most beautiful crowd. When Manhattan was still an island to the shores of Europe.

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious. Wish I could afford it right now. Hopefully they are around awhile when I actually can afford it

Anonymous said...

This looks great. I live on the block and this is a welcome addition. The owner is very friendly and the menu looks delicious. Good luck to him.