So, we try to be as good as we can about cooking at home, but we also love to try the best of what's outside in NYC as well.
Adrienne's Pizzabar, when it's on, is definitely on that list. We've tried a lot of the "best" pizza in NYC, from Difara's in Brooklyn, to Nunzio's in SI and Louie & Ernie's in the Bronx. To be perfectly forthcoming, we did not care for Adrienne's the first time we tried it. Yes, we got their much lauded "old fashioned" pizza, but it was overdone, to the point where the sausage was charred and tasteless. We weren't impressed. But, the accolade for this place was so strong that we decided to give it another chance. This time, it was an unqualified great pizza. We got the "old fashioned" with sausage and onions and it was so good that we're tempted to order it again, a day later.
The crust was thin, but not goopy at all from the sauce and toppings, which can unfortunately happen sometimes (Grimaldi's). Nothing is overpowering in this pizza, but each individual part: the crust, the sauce and the toppings, was pretty exceptional and worked perfectly together. I could go into the greatness of each component, but I'll leave you with this: You know how usually the first bite of the pizza is the best and it slides a little downhill from there? Well, every single bite of this pizza was as good as the last and I was sorry to see it end.
54 Stone Street
New York, NY 10004