The Sidecar Restaurant @ P.J. Clarke's
I didn't even know this place existed above P.J. Clarke's restaurant (55th and 3rd) until tonight!
A very cozy, spacious, laid back atmosphere in comparison to its noisy, congested street level counterpart. Brick walls. Dark wood. Leather booths. Private. A semi-steakhouse feel...with the majority of the tables taken up by well-dressed finance types. I guess.
Regarding the food, I must say, their artichoke dip was fantastic.
But their $38 sirlion is nothing to brag about. I ordered my sirloin medium rare. But I found my steak quite bland and not as fatty as promised. Not recommended for a memorable steak...not that I was expecting to be blown away or anything.
Overall, a great atmosphere to catch up with friends...and if I were you, I'd skip the steak and stick to their burgers.
Please note: I did not try their seafood dishes... Is it good?
We went to PJ Clarke's for brunch a few months ago and they were full downstairs so they sent us to the Sidecar where they were handling the overflow with the PJ's Brunch menu and prices. (I think sidecar is only open for dinner on the weekends) I really liked the room and the food was great, but it was the PJ's menu and was quite affordable.