When it comes to Upper East Side dining the choices can be perplexing. Often one finds the establishment to be a bit on the stuffy side and overpriced, or a lacking a genuine sense of originality. But, one restaurant is breaking that mold.
TBar Steak & Lounge (1278 3rd Avenue) is a refreshing venue that is full of wonder and pleasantries. Location is prime. It has been a neighborhood establishment that has survived the ups and downs of the changes in the area. With the new Second Avenue subway line, though, it finds itself in a prime spot just a few minutes walk too. It makes a perfect destination for locals, as well as tourists coming uptown to experience Central Park, museums and shopping.
Foremost what makes it stand out is quality and friendly service in a fun environment. Décor is colorful and sets a delightful ambiance. You cannot help but smile when you walk in the doors and are greeted by a lovely hostess.
Seating is ample and arranged in a way that you can have a selection of an intimate corner or a high-energy spot in the middle of it all.
Drinks served are a wonderful way to start the night with a perfectly spiced Tanteo Jalapeno Margarita or a savory Grand Royal.
Appetizers are a great reflection of this fun establishment. They are ample in portion and are colorful in flavor such as the tasty Guacamole and Chips, or the Watermelon Salad served with fresh feta and basil.
The restaurant has always been praised for their entrees. The Aged NY Strip is a house favorite for good reason. The certified Black Angus is presented in a phenomenally simple seasoning of kosher salt and black pepper. There is no need to mess with perfection in the way it is cooked. New Yorkers come from all over the boroughs to be able to experience this dish.
Other mains on the lighter side include Crusted Tuna, Chicken Milanese, or Roast Free Range Chicken. The Chilean Sea Bass stands out as a top choice for a tender and mouthwatering piece. The seasoning on this dish is immaculate and a must for seafood lovers.
The entree sizes are large and will leave you satisfied, but do leave room for dessert. There are many sweet selections including a Warm Apple Crisp and a tantalizing Strawberry Sundae.
TBar Steak & Lounge will leave you applauding and singing praises. You will want to visit again and again for all the right reasons.
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