The genial and stylish Walt "Clyde" Frazier is a New York Knicks legend and sports commentator who professes to have simple, healthy tastes when it comes to food. Luckily, he's not in charge of the menu at his eponymous restaurant, opened in conjunction with Michael Weinstein of Ark Restaurants. The lauded David Waltuck (Chanterelle) had fun coming up with dishes that tweak sports-bar favorites, such as sweet-and-spicy chicken wings, curried onion fritters and thin-crust gourmet pizzas. And, of course, there's a burger, here served with caramelized onions, applewood smoked bacon and cheddar. Fancier items include top-notch steaks and blackened Scottish salmon with vanilla bourbon butter. Armando Cortes, formerly of The Grill Room, executes the menu. The 10,000-square-foot space includes loads of TV screens, a sunken bar and lounge, a small basketball court and a whimsical installation of Frazier's flamboyant suits floating overhead.
Outside Catering Permitted