13 August 2010

a dinner at Landmarc: Tribeca

Having loved the Columbus Circle location, it wasn't difficult to get me into Landmarc Tribeca, for dinner. Much smaller, the duplex style dining room is clad in slate grey plank wood ceilings, exposed brick and champagne lighting. We ordered a bottle of Merlot to suit our steak craving and sank back in our booth.

The menu is American Nouveau with bunny trails in French and trattoria. We decided to get three smalls plates and one entree to share. The French Onion soup is a no-brainer- thick with gruyere and chunks of caramelized onion and baguette- the bowl is pitch perfect. Next the grilled octopus salad with potatoes, onion and chorizo vinaigrette and the endive salad with walnuts, crumbled blue cheese and sherry vinaigrette. Both were quite good, though endive would have been improved if it hadn't been chopped. The octopus is inspiring- shouldn't it always be served with chorizo?

Our finale, the fillet mignon with fries and dressed field greens, come in a heap with the chimichurri sauce. We requested medium-rare, which suited the buttery cut. The chimichurri had oil as the overwhelmingly dominant ingredient, a detail which I forgave as my pre-dinner Kir Royals and Merlot buzz weighed heavy on my appreciation.

Images: Venue Pages, NYMag

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