The NYC food scene is always changing. It’s tough to keep up. We’re trying, with these tasty tidbits about new dinner deals at an old favorite, new restaurants to try, and one new restaurant to avoid.
Jones Wood Foundry, the Upper East Side’s well-regarded food driven pub, has inaugurated regular weekly entrée deals for $15, or $25 including a pint of beer.
You’ll be dining in a cozy, candlelit space that evokes the days of Old New York with a modern and traditional menu inspired by British favorites.
Monday – “Monday Roast,” classic roast beef and Yorkshire pudding with all the trimmings for just $15 ($22 on Saturday and Sunday)
Tuesday – Foundry Pie & Pint, steak and mushrooms in a savory sauce enrobed by chef / owner Jason Hicks’s signature crusts. Yes, crusts, plural as in two different crusts – rich suet for the bottom and a buttery tough pastry for the top), with mashed potatoes or triple cooked fries. This deal includes a pint of beer, for only $25 (a $30-and-more value).
Wednesday – Curry Chicken,” traditional British pub Chicken Tikka Masala for $15. The dish is not on the regular menu (although lamb vindaloo is, another British pub favorite Indian dish), but it exists on other menus around town for up to $28!
Each of theses bargain based generously portioned dishes are available from opening to close, 5pm to 10pm
- James Wood Foundry is at 401 East 76th St. near First Ave.
Burger lovers rejoice
- Au Cheval is at 33 Cortlandt Alley.
Wall Street Grill is a new kosher steakhouse in the Financial District.
The Grill features outdoor seating and a menu stocked with sushi & sashimi; dock-to-table options like Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass and Pan Seared Ora King Salmon, and a Butcher’s Corner that features a Bone Marrow Crusted Filet and a 20 oz Rib Chop.
- Wall Street Grill is at 128 Pearl Street.
The bad deal is the new Estiatorio Milos in the new Hudson Yards, which hides how expensive it is by not printing prices online or on the menu in the restaurant itself.
That means you have no idea what you will be paying until you get the bill.
It’s the second Manhattan location of the Greek seafood spot, and being widely slammed for hiding its menu prices.
According to Eater, it could cost $200 per person, or more, for dinner.
Here are some costs from Eater:
- A collection of Greek spreads, taramosalata, hummus, and htipiti, which would collectively run about $15 to $20 in a gourmet mart, costs $39 at Milos.
- A side of fava beans is $17.50
- A single appetizer of ceviche costs $42.
- Oysters are a whopping $4.75 each. That’s $57 for a dozen.
- Carabinero prawns are priced at $118 per pound, though are ordered by the piece and then weighed. So a single crustacean tends to fall in the $30 range, per a host. By comparison, La Vara, arguably the city’s best Spanish restaurant, charges $25 for two of these heralded prawns.