LR NYC Restaurant Report

NYC's Restaurant Week

T he top three picks on the Luxury Report list this year were the esteemed Le Cirque, the delicious STK Midtown, and the famed Russian Tea Room. roughout the city, countless restaurants wowed foodies with their culinary skills. ese three restaurants created menus featuring not only new dishes, but their most famous recipes as well. Le Cirque's atmosphere is almost as much of a treat as the food, with doodled drawings of circus acts displayed elegantly along the wall, and a neutral brown and gold color scheme that puts you at ease as you dine. e sta members were beyond accommodating. Favorites were absolutely the watermelon salad, the lobster risotto, and the crème brulee. e best part is that even though you're full, you leave aer your meal feeling light, rather than having heaviness in your stomach. For my dish, though they stuck strictly to the Restaurant Week menu, they were kind enough to pair a corn hash with my delicate

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A Peek at the Picks

Le Cirque ©www.lecirque.com salmon entree at my request. "Delicious" doesn't even come close to describing the food at Le Cirque! It was also fun to see Matthew Broderick peering in from outside upon exiting the restaurant. Love him. STK Midtown was chic in ambience as always and our waiter Jay was fantastic... very warm and informative. e mussels were incredible. At rst, I was disappointed to see only four mussels until I saw how gigantic they were, not to mention succulent. It felt as if you were eating an entire bowl full. ough the upscale chain is most known for their brilliant cuts of beef, I chose to dine on the Arctic Char entrée from their Restaurant Week menu. I was more than satised with each silky bite of the tenderly cooked sh. e Russian Tea Room was a bit of a throwback in old luxury, which created a fun and eclectic environment. Out of everything tried that night, I still have to say that their decadent teas were indeed the highlight of the evening. (continued on page 10)

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