The buzz: Yenakat adds another item to the list of reasons to visit with this laid-back venue for Western comfort dishes and juicy cocktails.
The decor: Wood, concrete, exposed brick, some hanging ferns—we hate to call it as it is: industrial chic. Infusion’s industrial has an added greenhouse flavor, what with the glassy exterior and the enclosed garden out back. Still, it’s charming in a homey, familiar way that will go down well with whatever crowd.
The food: Like the decor, the food plays into our expectations, and after a long day at the office, isn’t that what we want? If arriving with a work group, there’s no better place to begin than the single bone chicken wings with buffalo sauce (B170). The amply-portioned, dry-aged beef burger with bacon (B285) comes in a crusty, homemade bun and cooked true to order (medium-rare, of course). Our favorite though is the truffle risotto (B425), which is surprisingly well-plated and perfectly creamy-chewy. All in all, the food is certainly classier and tastier than many an after-work joint.
The drinks: The drinks here go down dangerously easy, being mostly combinations of fresh fruit juice and a shot of alcohol. The tart and punchy Pomegranate Cocktail (gin, pomegranate, passion fruit, lime juice, egg whites, honey infused pandan and spices, B220) is served with fresh pomegranate in a (Instagram-worthy) hay bucket brimming with mist off some dry ice. Garden Party (gin, lychee liqueur, pineapple juice, lime and pomegranate syrup and honey infused pandan and spices, egg whites, B220) is basically dessert in a glass, which isn’t a bad thing. For those out for something refreshing, try the Longan Ginger Spicy (light rum, lychee liqueur, fresh longan and ginger, topped with ginger ale, B220).
The crowd: Lo and behold, it’s the after-work crowd looking for a comfortable hangout with reasonable prices and tasty dishes.
Why you should care: It’s a sure bet for when you’re next in need of a tucked-away, neighborhood restaurant to down some comfort food and easy drinks.