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Feb 18, 2009 08:23 AM

PS7's New Lounge Menu

I recently noticed the PS7 has unveiled a new lounge menu. A lot of the old favorites are on there (tuna sliders and flatbreads) but there are quite a few additions, including a burger, oxtail tots (!!), and dauphine bars.

I'm thinking of going there before an event tomorrow (hopefully the bar area won't be too busy for RW) and was wondering if anyone has tried some of the new items. As many of you know, this is one of my favorite restaurants in the city and I have yet to be disappointed in a dish there. But recommendations are always welcome since there is so much new stuff on the menu.

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  1. I went for a new job celebration last Friday. Gina helped me set it up as I have become friends with her. It got packed quickly! I did make it through all the flatbreads (I bought a bunch of food for everyone) and I still think the ducky is the best. The fig and prosciutto one causes a real stir to my taste buds but I think it is almost too many flavors. The tuna slides are really just incredible. I overheard someone say that the steak and cheese sandwich was really good but I did not try it myself.
    One note: happy hour specials are no longer consistent. Make sure you ask what the specials of the night are. Those specials are really good deals! The pizzas were all $5.25 and Skyy Grape drinks were $4. Make sure you ask what is on special for that night. Maybe you could get a new sandwich or something for half price.

    1. No! My beloved gimlet - best in the city - is gone?

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      1. re: katecm

        They have the latest drink menu up on their menu.. But the new mixologist/bartender is awesome. So she might make you one if you ask nicely. Also its worthwhile checking out the new drinks. I was all bummed that my champagne cocktail was off the menu...until I discovered the Yes We Can"ton." Super good!!

        1. re: Elyssa

          I would like to run into you sometime. We seem to have similar favorites across the area.

          1. re: daves_32

            I always assume that I'm probably sitting next to a Chowhound half the time and neither of us know it! lol

      2. Went last night had an Easy as Sunday Morning cocktail. It was good, they had a vodka gimlet on happy hour special last night that a friend said was extremely good. They were so busy last night I couldn't ask Gina for a special request, but normally she is up for a challenge when they aren't swamped.

        The Primanti Brothers sandwich, while nothing like the real sandwich was really good, I had it with an egg, which was recommended, and it was great. I also had part of the duck and fig flatbreads. I thought the fig flatbread was the best as it had a great flavor between fig and blue cheese. Although the duck wasn't bad, either it had good flavor, but was a little salty to me. With the salty flatbread, I wished they had a salad on the lounge menu to go with because I was hungry and the flatbread just wasn't enough for me.

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        1. re: ktmoomau

          What time did you go at? I'm trying to figure out if this is do-able tonight or if it will be too busy. Chances are I'll be by myself for most of the time. But I'm trying to get in a quick (and delicious) meal/drink before seeing Rob Riggle (!!) at 8pm.

          1. re: Elyssa

            Aren't you still awaiting your first Tosca experience? Do RW at the bar tonight, there!

            1. re: daves_32

              True. It's not close enough to where I'm going tonight though.

              1. re: Elyssa

                I wouldn't worry too much about the crowds. Last Friday it was packed. Before that, I think I was one of about 10. The food came out quicker, I think, when the place was packed.

            2. re: Elyssa

              It was packed last night 6:30 to 8:30.

          2. Wow was PS7 busy last night! Sitting in that lounge you would never know there was such a thing as a recession. :)

            I got there at the perfect time, around 6:15, and grabbed the only seat available (which just happens to be my regular seat) at the corner of the bar. I was in the mood for champagne and was told the Cava was one of the happy hour deals ($4!) so I went with a flute of that. It was nice, a little mild in taste but at $4 it did the trick.

            I ordered the dauphine bars and the tuna sliders. The dauphine bars were tasty, layered potatoes which were apparently soaked in veal stock and then fried. It was served with some yummy sauce that seemed mustard base. It was good, although I think it would have been better if some of that thick veal stock was poured over the top to add a rich layer of flavor.

            The tuna sliders were delicious as always! (I wanted to try another new menu item, but I couldn't resist the sliders.) They now come in a 3/6/9 option which is nice depending on how large your group is. I just went with the 3 and they were the perfect size for a dinner.

            By the time I was finishing up the lounge/bar area was about 3 people deep. Totally packed! Robert, the manager, was behind the bar pouring wine and opening beers just to help out. He still found time to stop by and say hi though, which is always appreciated. And while I didn't get a chance to talk to Gina, the new bartender, I watched her at work and was impressed. I'm not sure if it's just because its RW but the secret seems to be out about PS7!

            1. Heading to the lounge again tomorrow night. Has anyone tried their burger? Is it any good? Breaking Pesach a day early, so want to make it worth it and I haven't tried any of their new sandwiches.

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              1. re: Elyssa

                If you really want to be a bad Jew (j/k) and break Passover early with a burger, I would head to Matchbox for the sliders.

                1. re: Jacey

                  I'm already meeting a friend at PS7. But I'll keep that in mind.

                  1. re: Elyssa

                    Elyssa... I thought you loved the flatbreads. It seems like those are unleavened. you could have your ducky and still be safe!

                    1. re: daves_32

                      Perhaps. I imagine they rise a little bit though, don't you think?

                      1. re: Elyssa

                        Elyssa-What did you end up getting then? Was it as crowded as it has been the last couple times I have been there (read: shoulder to shoulder)?

                        1. re: daves_32

                          Going tonight....maybe. It really depends when I get out of work. I got free tickets to a movie screening nearby so I'll have to weigh getting a good seat vs. getting a good bite to eat. We'll see which wins out. :)

                          1. re: Elyssa

                            Ended up grabbing a late night dinner/snack in the lounge last night after seeing a preview of Grey Gardens (excellent!). I was a little too full from a big late lunch so I decided not to get a big burger. Instead Frank, the bartender, suggested the oxtail tots.! Those things are INCREDIBLE!!

                            Warm and rich with flavor. It's a brilliant concept. The chef also serves some oxtail gravy over the top which is really good as well. You only get 5 small tots, so if you are sharing I recommend getting a double order. I could easily eat a large bowl of these...they are that good!

                            I was still a little hungry after that so I got the tuna sliders (as usual). For a drink I got the Yes We Canton. Great drink especially if you like Cava/Champagne.

                            I got there around 9pm and it was pretty empty in the lounge, except for a small birthday party in the corner. It actually was pretty nice. I got a chance to chat with the bartender and read my book with out getting constantly elbowed by the crowd. Overall a great late night bite (as always)!

                            1. re: Elyssa

                              Sounds delicious! How late do they serve the lounge menu?

                              1. re: dcfoodie13

                                I'm not sure. I was there from about 8:45-9:45 and the kitchen remained open the entire time, with no issue. I ordered a drink, then the oxtail tots, and a little later the tuna sliders. There seemed to be a few parties still in the dining room as well at that time.