Recently Opened Restaurants

by Julie Besonen, 05/06/2015

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  • Bowery Meat Company
    9 E. 1st St., 212-460-5255, East Village, Manhattan
    Bowery Meat Company might sound like the name of a butcher, but this is a steak house, and a swank one at that. Present day Mad Men–types stop in at the bar, ordering Ketel One on the rocks and making gravel-voiced proclamations like "Just got back from a few days in Sag." Hamptons attire has the leading edge at this East Village lounge-restaurant, where women are well-groomed and men leave off the tie or forgo socks. Bikini-ready food is not its ambition (though salads and light bites are available). Order a fantastic cheeseburger layered with raclette, tomato jam and griddled onions, accompanied by an overflowing bowl of golden fries, and gifts from the chef will precede it—warm focaccia with salami as well as arancini stuffed with oxtail and bone marrow with a surprising touch of orange zest. Chef Josh Capon and restaurateur John McDonald (Lure Fishbar, El Toro Blanco, Burger & Barrel) are all about largesse, whether it's duck lasagna for two or jumbo, dry-aged New York strip steak.

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