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Credit: J. Benjamin Ryan

Tuesday nights at The Lindeman just got a lot more fun!  Opened in June of this year, The Lindeman takes its name from an abandon upright piano that was found a few blocks away and now resides in the bar area at the front of the restaurant.

Credit: J. Benjamin Ryan
Credit: J. Benjamin Ryan

On select Tuesdays this fall, The Lindeman is having Dinner & A Movie.  Comfortable seating, dim lighting, a delicious meal and some great flix make for an entertaining and nostalgic evening.  Last night’s show featured the newest Ghostbusters film.

Credit: J. Benjamin Ryan
Credit: J. Benjamin Ryan

Dinner began as any would, with a glass of wine and a small plate to start.  I chose the Chicken Fried Quail.  The quail meat was rich and dark and tasted great covered in that crispy, gently seasoned, fried coating.  Four snack-sized pieces were nestled in a tangy coleslaw of cabbage, roasted corn, and mustard seed.  Garnished with microgreens and a red pepper sauce, this was a really tasty way to start off the evening.

Credit: J. Benjamin Ryan
Credit: J. Benjamin Ryan

The Cucumber Carpaccio is a great follow-up to the finger-licking quail dish.  Paper thin cucumber, fennel, and radish are all topped with a dollop of yogurt and dill and lightly dressed with lemon.  This was a refreshing and zesty treat and one of the highlights of the evening’s offerings.

Credit: J. Benjamin Ryan
Credit: J. Benjamin Ryan

Before the movie began, we were served our entrees.  I got the Ribeye, and it was wonderful.  It was a great cut of meat, with nice marbling, and just the right amount of fat.  The chef prepared the rare cut perfectly to my liking and when it was delivered to my table, topped in marrow-butter and roasted garlic, it had had just enough time to rest.  I was glad to get this plate as it lasted me well into the first few scenes of the movie and prolonged the joy that would follow this evening.  The Ribeye is accompanied by a roasted garlic Potato Mash.

My date got the Pork Chop which was grilled to a crispy golden brown.  That wonderful sunset-colored sear on the outside of the chop held the flavor of the pork.  The sweetness of an apricot jam topping the chop, enhances the savory flavors.  Served with roasted potatoes, leek, and asparagus, this plate will conquer any appetite.

The lights lowered and the movie began as we continued working through our entrees.  There really isn’t a bad seat in the house, with banquets lining one wall, and plush, comfortable seats at all of the tables.  The screen and sound system were perfect for the room, allowing the audience to become immersed in the film.  They even have a popcorn machine and serve the tables with brown bags full of popcorn that, in my opinion, is much better than the theatre grade stuff.

Credit: J. Benjamin Ryan
Credit: J. Benjamin Ryan

What is a movie night without sweet and salty treats, though?  If you are here to experience a good meal and a flick, you should definitely look at the dessert menu.  I can highly recommend the Croissant Bread Pudding and the Roasted Peaches.  The Sundae for Two is really what you need if you are looking for that childhood feeling of a sugar fueled movie night with your friends.  This monster dessert is loaded with strawberry ice cream, whipped cream, cookies, sprinkles, chocolate fudge all around the edge.  In honor of this night’s feature, Ghostbusters, we sipped on the evening’s cocktail special, Ecto Cooler, a sweet, bright green concoction that really did remind me of the juicebox from my teen years.

Credit: J. Benjamin Ryan
Credit: J. Benjamin Ryan

Three more movies will be featured this month.  Weiner on October 11, 10 Things I Hate About You on October 18, and Hocus Pocus on October 25.  All screenings begin at 8pm.  Dinner & A Movie at The Lindeman is a genuinely fun night out, and shouldn’t be missed!

The Lindeman is located at 508 West 42nd Street.  Reservations can be made by calling (212)868-2999, or on Open Table.  For more information, you can check out their website, www.thelindeman.com.

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