Like the purse and the wallet, the crêpe and the sandwich both secure essential ingredients and prove tempting targets for nimble-fingered pickpockets. Chow down before someone steals your meal with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of crêpes, sandwiches, espresso, and more at Mõtek in St. Mark's Place.
A mélange of appetizing edibles in bread-based embraces peppers the menu of Mõtek's casual bistro. Selections are simple, with a choice between the classic sandwich and unconventional crêpe, but the options are endless thanks to a lengthy list of innovative ingredients and imaginatively assembled dishes. Bundle fresh gravlax in baguette or ciabatta bread alongside dill cream cheese and capers in the salmon sandwich ($8), or invoke envy in passing pitas with a gratifying greek pesto crêpe layered with eggplant, roasted red pepper, and feta ($7). An amalgam of dessert delicacies fill french pancakes with succulent sweetness, such as the crêpe Suzette, bursting with caramelized sugar, orange juice, zest, and Grand Marnier judged via a trial by fire ($8). Piping-hot pairings of coffee-laden liquids such as espresso, cappuccino, and lattes complete comforting meals, while early birds can fuel their flight with a newly added breakfast menu.
Reviewers are mixed on the preparation quality of the crêpes, but praise the ingredient selection. Yelpers give Mõtek a 3.5 star average.