Had both dinner and lunch at STK midtown in the WR Grace building this week.
Both very positive experiences, first the design is as good as you would expect, two bars, one in the front of the house and one in the back, white leather banquets all presented in cricles through two main dining rooms, one at the entrance in front of the main bar and one in the back between the two bars.
The second area is definetly the "power" dining area, the front room a bit more crowned as teh bar - which was packed from 6 PM to 9:30 - (Charles Barkely sitting in the middle of it all did not help) has the vibe of the bar.
Beautiful people everywhere at dinner just like downtown - lunch was spare and made for a comfortable business environment for discussions. Coat check a pain at night, made me walk downstairs myself to deliver the coats to a check room - really poor service there...bathroom attendants are pleasant as they shame you into tipping for openiong a door and handing you a paper towel.
Food was great - Bread was served in a pan with drizzled blue cheese over the top and a turine of chive butter. Starters sampled included the Rice Krispie Shrimp, mini burgers and the raw bar. No differnence in the food from downtown. Dinner was meat with a smapling of toppings (Chimmichurri and tehblue cheese the favorite of the group. Black sea bass was presneted atop greens, sliced fennel and red potatoes and a truffle infused broth poured over the delicate fish tableside, it was VERY good! Sides included a ginger soy broccolini that was eaten quickly, a corn porridge that was tasty but probably had a billion grams of fat in it. Desert sampled included the mini ice cream cones, teh bag of donuts (served warm in a white paper bag) both acceptable but not remarkable.
Lunch menu include dsome great salads, teh STK salad and choppped slad were both exceptional, Fresh greens and perfectly prepared medium rare sliced steak on the former.
Wine list was well represented - found a St Hallet Shiraz from Barrossa that was tasting great for under $80.
Everything is PRICEY!!!!,like at every NYC steak house, but it is certainly a scene and a fun alternative to Del Frisco's or Keen's. - Dinner was all in tax and tip for $675 for four with one cocktail wine and desert - Lunch all in at $72 for two salads, water and cappacinos.
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