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Dec 1, 2013 05:49 PM

American Cut -- My new favorite steakhouse!

LOVED American Cut! This is my new favorite steakhouse. I arrived a half hour early, and the staff could not have been more welcoming to me. I was shown to a lovely booth, and the service from everyone was terrific. (Almost as if they were trained by Danny Meyer). Even a staff member who was not taking care of my table came by to welcome me since she remembered me from The NoMad.

The "everything" biscuit with cream cheese is delicious, but since I had already planned my dinner, I needed to save room.

My first course was the yummy potato latkes--a must dish.

My main course was the pastrami coated ribeye served a beautiful hot pink medium. Funny how I've always ordered my steak med-rare, but it turns out I really like medium. Terrific char and great flavor and tender too! Half of it will be a wonderful dinner for tomorrow.

My sides: the Pommes purée a la Robuchon may not have been as stellar as at Joel Robuchon, but they were delicious. I also ordered tonight's special of Brussels sprouts with rutabaga and bacon (and I think a soy glaze)--delicious too, and better than at The NoMad and Betony. Took home half of the potatoes and Brussels sprouts.

Had to save room for the Cracker Jack Sundae and the espresso martini. Both were delicious! Will definitely order them again. Too bad I couldn't take them home too.

Considering I ordered enough food for two, the bill was very reasonable (for me). I was never rushed or ignored, but was treated as a welcomed guest. Definitely plan to return to American Cut!

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  1. I was just watching a television program about American Cut the other day. That's twice in one week the words American Cut have crossed my path...time to go!

    1. It sounds great—definitely goes on the list for when a red-meat eating relative visits later this month! Would you mind sharing the cost? They don't have prices on their menu online, so it's really hard to gauge.

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      1. re: loratliff

        The entire meal pre-tip was $130. I also had a glass of Gruner Vetliner. I think the sides were $10. The steak was somewhere between $40-44. The dessert martini was $15. I think the sundae was about $12.

            1. re: linguafood

              Sides are $10 at Ruth's Chris (chain). We joke you can pay $9.00 for extra butter at the company Christmas party.

              1. re: HillJ

                Yet another reason why I avoid steak houses. I just can't do it.

                1. re: linguafood

                  $10 sides are rather typical for lots of NYC restaurants (excluding steakhouses).

          1. The everything biscuit and cream cheese butter might be my favorite bread item of 2013. I could have eaten 20 of them.

            1. Sounds good, and I will certainly check it out. The only thing that turns me off is a Joel Robouchon dish. I have hated all of his restaurants , both in US and in France ( inc. Monaco). So I won't order that side. But I look forward to trying this place located in what was Toon's Thai, Cinque, and one other restaurant owned by Dylan Prime's owner. At present Wolfgang is my go-to place in Tribeca. Let's see if that changes

              1. I genuflect before you.

                I only can dream of having an appetite like yours.

                You're my hero.