A Jamaican jerk hut in Manhattan? We’re into it. Designed by the tastemakers behind the Box, Café Select, La Esquina, and Jamaica’s Rockhouse Hotel? Now you’re after our own hearts. The West Houston and Sullivan Street hut is called Miss Lily’s, and its classic island cooking mixed with a modern flair offers a Caribbean reprieve from Manhattan, no passport necessary.
The checkered floors, the model-type waitresses in flowing floral dresses, and walls of retro reggae and ska album covers will take you to paradise instead. The mouth-watering menu will tantalize you with jambalaya, jerk chicken, escovitch fish, as well as oxtail and curried goat seasoned with scotch bonnet peppers and fiery jerk spices. We’re especially partial to a plate of fried plantains, oh and… Wait, are you really still reading this? You should be hunkered into an orange Formica booth with a Red Stripe in hand by now!