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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 7SQUARE

224 W. 49th St. (Broadway) Send to Phone
212-333-7749
Modern American chophouse with so much more on the menu that distinguishes it from nouveau steakhouses.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 7SQUARE Restaurant Review

: Depicting the number of the street the eatery is located on, the name of this restaurant is a play on words derived from multiplying seven by seven to equal 49. Chef Shane McBride has energy; his talent for rendering fine food from fine ingredients is evident in just about every dish; and he's got the backing of the owner, Alvaro Perez, who has been involved in 50 restaurants in Japan. The owner calls this a "modern American chophouse," for although it is modern, and it is American, and it does have chops, it has so much more on the menu that distinguishes it from nouveau steakhouses. Starting with appetizers like a Caesar salad, which is unlike any other you'll run across: shredded lettuce on crusty sourdough croutons with a poached egg and bacon strips. Marvelously fresh steak tartare comes with pickled vegetables and hot, crisp house potato chips. Main courses maintain the heat, with Colorado rack of lamb and a New York veal chop with roasted mushrooms. Short-ribs are braised in root beer and the side dishes are every bit as good, like the gooey macaroni-and-cheese. The two winning desserts are "Dougie’s Chocolate Square Ding," a take on the classic Ring Ding, and a plate of warm, tender cookies. The wine list is well conceived with sufficient bottles at fair prices under $50. Unfortunately, there is not a single element of décor that draws the eye. It is a dull dining room if there ever was one, resembling more a hotel coffee shop than a serious restaurant.
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