Harlow–opened by Richie Notar of Nobu fame–has come and gone and in its place comes LDV Hospitality’s American Cut. The newest iteration of the Tribeca original will be located on East 56th Street within The Lombardy Hotel and is poised to attract the Midtown business crowd, foodies looking for Iron Chef grub and locals with black cards.
True to its name expect American steakhouse fare including signature items such as Chili Lobster Toast, Everything Biscuits, OG 1924 Hotel Caesar, and the Tomahawk Rib-eye. No word yet on whether the $12 oversized glazed carrot will be on the menu. Iron Chef Marc Forgione will helm the kitchen, ensuring that the food is on par with the upscale space.
“Whereas Tribeca is known for its rock and roll spirit, Midtown will embrace the fabulous decadence of New York in the 1970s meant to evoke a feeling of art deco glamour,” said founder/president of LDV Hospitality, John Meadow.
The Lombardy Hotel was, in fact, built in a no-expense spared manner in the 1920s by William Randolph for his mistress, Marion Davies. Since then stars including Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor have called the Lombardy home.
“The approach and goal of the design was to find harmony between the iconic, opulent space (the original stain glass windows, ornate crown moldings, the original fireplace…) and American Cut’s signature Art Deco aesthetic by incorporating key accents throughout the space,” explained Meadow.
American Cut is made up of multiple adjoining rooms, expect a full bar and lounge area (with, naturally, craft cocktails and a curated small bites menu…), as well as a main dining room and smaller, alcove dining spaces for those looking for a quieter experience.
Despite the swanky digs, however, Meadow hopes to foster a welcoming, neighborhood feel. “I’m excited for the neighborhood! This is our first opening in midtown–we have American Cut, Scarpetta, Lugo, and Corso Coffee downtown–and lots of other venues around the country, but nothing in this area. It’s going to be a new challenge and hopefully a rewarding one, getting to know our new guests and the neighborhood overall.”
Here’s to New York’s next beef palace.
American Cut will be open for lunch and dinner beginning March 23 at 111 East 56th Street.