I’m always happy to check out new steakhouses and Desmond’s in midtown was one I was especially eager to check out as fellow food writers told me they had a great time there, not only raving abut the steaks but also saying that they loved the fabulous trays of mixed raw and cooked seafood that have become diner’s favorite appetizers (although it is a meal in itself). I am a bonafide landlubber, so I stuck with the steak and traditional sides and sampled the eatery’s two most popular desserts.
The décor is “classic steakhouse” as I like to call it—the push-button leather banquets are there, but they are higher than the standard ones, and the matching chairs have interesting T-backs, giving the décor a modern flare. Artwork is traditional (oil paintings abound at serving stations), but lighting is avant guard and dramatic (the multiple globe-shaped ceiling lamps are stunning).
|Grilled Slab Bacon With Black Pepper Applesauce|
|Grilled Veal Chop|
|Warm Chocolate Cake|
515 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Cuisine: American/Steaks And Seafood