This is a solid steak-salad-sandwich-pasta place with a slightly upscale flare. They have two locations in Manhattan. The original, smaller, location is in Tribeca and the newer, huge, location is in the Time Warner Center on the west side of Midtown. The menu is the same at both. I loved the original restaurant because the food was straightforward but great. I'm glad to see them succeed, but the expansion uptown has resulted in a sacrifice in consistency and quality. I suspect that the Tribeca branch does a better job, but the Time Warner Center branch is an outpost of decent food in an area that hasn't had a lot of "old dependables" like Landmarc. The restaurant is convenient to the southern end of Central Park, north-western Midtown, Time Warner Center shopping, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, which is actually in the same building. The huge amount of seating means that there is rarely a wait for a table, and people dining alone will be comfortable in the bar area where there usually seems to be more eating than drinking going on.
Favorite Dish: They have a good brunch and my husband is always happy with the steaks. They have good bread and sprinkle course salt on the butter, which makes it divine (don't skip these carbs!). They do not sell any wine by the glass. Everything is sold in bottles and half bottles, but the prices are very reasonable so ordering a half bottle is painless. They are known for this wine list, so it's worth checking out. I don't think it's worthwhile to mess around with any a la carte dessert options except the ice cream, which is always served in a sugar cone. The only exception is if you are dining with a group and order the dessert sampler, which is fun. Do not leave the restaurant without getting a handful of their home made caramels. They usually deliver them with the check, but make sure you get some because they are life changing candies.
Was looking around for a place for lunch with my parents and sister and decided to give this restaurant a go:
Food - very good
I was glad that they serve breakfast until 4pm because I was craving for an omelette. I had the egg white spinach and mushroom omelette, which was delicious. My mum had the smoked salmon bagel and dad had the egg benedict. They all said the food was really good.
Atmosphere - very good
Probably the main draw of this restaurant. This is a very good looking, hip, glossy restaurant located at the posh Time Warner Center with a view of the Columbus Circle. This would make an excellent venue for a business lunch or an after hour cocktail drinks with friends.
Service - superb
Attentive, patient (my parents don't speak too good of English), left nothing to wish for.
Price - OK
It was rather pricey, about $90 for 4 people, but you kind of expect it from a restaurant at the upper side of Manhattan
Overall - very good
will definitely come back here again