Recently Opened Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 03/12/2014
Courtesy, The Regency Bar & Grill
The Regency Bar & Grill
540 Park Ave., 212-339-4050, Upper East Side, Manhattan
Long known as the stomping grounds for breakfasting moguls and politicians, the Regency Bar & Grill is going for the power lunch, drinks and dinner crowd, too. In the able hands of chef Dan Silverman (Standard Grill, Lever House, Union Square Café) and the Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group, it's happening. The plush, clubby restaurant is housed in Park Avenue's Loews Regency Hotel, where a $100 million-plus renovation was just completed. Breakfast is fairly traditional (bagels, eggs benedict, egg-white omelets) and lunch and dinner feature great salads and precisely grilled wild king salmon, Berkshire pork chops and dry-aged Creekstone strip steak, all of which should be matched with a side of impeccable, irresistible french fries. Silverman is also tweaking a fun, light bites bar menu for the Lobby Lounge, which serves until 1am.