THE GRILL ROOM? Good,bad or just ugly.
Hi Hounds..I thinking of taking some out of town guests to the GRILL ROOM, World Financial Center, for dinner. I thought they might like the view. Is the food good? Service decent? How is the cab availability after work hours? One friend is disabled and can't walk for a cab. Thanks.
The Grill Room
225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281
Well, it's certainly not ugly. The food is servicable, middle of the road, non-destination, non-Hound fare. Raw bar, grilled fish, some pastas, steaks and burgers. Most of the crowd is from Nomura, Cadwalader, Goldman, so the service is efficient. It's so business-oriented they're not open at all on the weekends. Your friends might have more fun with essentially the same view downstairs, outdoors on a nice summer night or day, at Southwest, with their extensive selection of margaritas. You can usually get a cab outside Gateway Plaza, which is about a quarter of a block away from the southern WFC exit. Menu below:
225 Liberty St, New York, NY 10281
I went there, once, in 2005 and would agree with the review, below. It was fine - lovely view, relatively quiet, food was mediocre. If you're looking for something that has cab availability and is ADA-friendly, why not do PJ Clarke's on the Hudson?
250 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281