Abe & Arthur's Coming To New James Royal Palm Hotel
|Plates at Abe & Arthur's in New York.|
Guests won't be checking in until late 2012, so talking about the hotel restaurant might be premature ... but we have it from a solid source that Abe & Arthur's, a New York City steak house (fittingly located in the Meatpacking District), will be the resident dining establishment.
Certified Black Angus steaks will come from Creekstone Farms. Expect cuts such as New York strip, tomahawk ribeye, and a bone-in lamb saddle. A&A in NYC also tenders tuna tartare tacos with red chili aïoli; roasted bone marrow with black garlic-onion marmalade; wood-grilled branzino along with other fish and poultry selections; and usual mac & cheese, creamed spinach, truffle-parmesan fries as sides. Signature dessert is Cookies and Cream Soufflé for $18 -- which might say more than we want to know about what's in store for us here. NYC starters are $13 to $19, entrees $28 to $36, steaks $42 to $78.
According to the EMM Group (the hospitality company behind the restaurant), Abe & Arthur's "evokes the nostalgic spirit of 1930s and 1940s New York City dining" -- which is brilliant, because nothing says "South Beach 2012" like a restaurant my Jewish grandparents would have enjoyed.
We're waiting to hear back with more details from the public relations firm handling the James -- although after that line about my grandparents, we may have to wait until late 2012.
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