Just got back from dinner at Metrazur at Grand Central Terminal. They offer an excellent weekend dinner from 6 to 10:30 p.m. It's not shown on the menu that's displayed right before you ascend the stairs to the restaurant but this is what we got for $29: 3 courses plus all the French wine you want. The wines were good and a choice of white, red or rose but I can't remember the actual names of the bottles though they're listed on the menu. The 3-course menu is very limited but since there were four of us, we tried everything but the soup appetizer.
Appetizers were a choice of a soup du jour (which happened to be a cold carrot curry soup) caesar salad and tuna carpaccio, which I had. The tuna was excellent and a good-sized portion. The caesar salad was different in that the romaine lettuce was served in large stalks, instead of chopped up, with a good dressing. A little clumsy to eat but good.
Mains were a choice of crispy roast chicken with whole baby vegetables, a chunky crabcake with cole slaw, and risotto with shrimp with lobster flavoring in the rice. All dishes were tasty. Our wine glasses were refilled very quickly and the service was attentive.
Desserts were a choice of creme brulee, a chocolate "pyramid" that was rich and an assortment of ice cream and sorbet. I remember mango, grapefruit and chocolate sorbet and a caramel and vanilla ice cream. The desserts were very satisfying and worth every calorie.
Grand Central Terminal is of course a very dramatic space and it was cool to sit on the balcony with those soaring ceilings and look at the activity below while eating/drinking good food & vino.
All in all, I'd say it's a very good value for $29. Since we were there on a Saturday night, it wasn't very crowded and they didn't have a "commuter" type crowd or a lot of corporate suits. If you don't mind a limited menu, I'd say go and enjoy.
Metrazur is on the east balcony and they take reservations (687-4600).