It is very rare for me to use the word “swanky” when it comes to the restaurants I review, however American Cut Midtown seems to have the pictured definition of that in the foodie textbook of Manhattan. At the helms of culinary superstar Marc Forgione, American Cut Midtown gets a slam dunk with its visual appeal, not to mention scrumptious dinner options that myself and a guest dined on last night.
American Cut Midtown is LDV Hospitality groups second location, located a couple of blocks away from the 53rd/Lexington Avenue subway station on East 56th Street between Park and Lexington. The entrance leads downstairs to an incredibly posh bar setting, which was very well received by its after work hours crowd that encompassed that part of the location for most of the night that we were there.
Once you get through the beauty of its bar, American Cut Midtown’s restaurant of sorts is really a sight for sore eyes, as you are met with plush and gorgeous fall colors, in particular orange. The seating is incredibly comfortable, and invites you to spend as much time there as possible. In keeping with tradition with how steakhouses can be, their waitstaff was incredibly attentive, educated and really showcased each dish to the best of their abilities.
We were treated to a sampling of some of their best dishes, from appetizer to dessert, and were truly blown away by the execution of each. For starters, they provided us with some surf and turf options that we highly recommend you trying the next time you are at American Cut Midtown. Standouts for us included their Cornflake Crab Cake with Smoked Onion Remoulade and Charleston Slaw, as well as their Thick Cut Bacon with MF Steak Sauce and Black Onion. The Crab Cake’s crust was absolutely amazing, but the best part of that dish was actually the Charleston slaw, which had a nice zing to it that paired well with the crab cake itself. I am a sucker for all things bacon, so I wasn’t surprised at just how good the thick cut bacon actually was, especially with the black onion on the bottom of it. Absolutely delicious.
Oysters have never been my primary choice of food when it comes to appetizers or from the “sea” section, however their Diamond Jim Brady Oysters with Champagne, Black Truffle, and Crucola were outstanding, and the dish becomes really complete once you add that spritz of lemon to the dish.
Seeing as this is a steakhouse, it wasn’t that much of a surprise that they treated us to a bone in steak that was fall of the meat delicious. American Cut Midtown actually bottles their own steak sauce, and the taste was out of this world amazing as it had some amazing sweet and spicy elements to it that complimented the steak itself. The older I have gotten the more I have grown custom to loving Brussel Sprouts, and they made for a great side to go with the steak itself.
The child in me really loved the dessert they provided, which was a Crackerjack Sundae with Popcorn Ice Cream. Yes… POPCORN ICE CREAM! Oh my god this was so genius and amazing and was a smooth and sweet way to end such an delicious meal. I loved the detail to this dish, especially putting little cracker jacks on the bottom of the dish, and it tasted wonderfully. Overall, a great meal was had and I highly recommend trying out American Cut Midtown this coming week and beyond.
For more information on American Cut Midtown, check out their official site.