Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Brasserie 44

44 W. 44th St. (Sixth Ave.) Send to Phone
212-944-8844
THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES TO FORTY FOUR. Seafood restaurant helmed by chef Scott Ekstrom in the Royalton hotel.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Features

* Click here for rating key

Dining room at THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Brasserie 44, New York, NY

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Brasserie 44 Restaurant Review

: THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES TO FORTY FOUR. New Yorkers don’t like walking through hotel lobbies to get to a restaurant. For Brasserie 44, located at the back of the Royalton, the long trek is flanked by a sunken and hip bar where beautiful people sip expensive cocktails. The nautical-themed eatery, bedecked with enough netting to snare a whale, boasts a menu that’s loaded with seafood. But the food is in capable hands with chef Scott Ekstrom (late of Daniel and Oceana) at the helm. Start with the buttery medallions of Maine lobster, which sit atop a thick bed of greens and artichokes that would make for a refreshing salad were it not so heavily dressed; or the pan-roasted gnocchi accompanied by caramelized asparagus and browned butter. The small-ish portion of white acorn squash risotto, laden with sage and pork belly, will have you wishing for more. Second courses include tender Swiss chard-stuffed lamb and a juicy olive oil-poached salmon. The wine list is all over the map and nicely chosen, with a few affordable options. For the undecided the list includes a helpful “sommelier’s picks.” In the end, the long lobby walk is well worth the voyage.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Brasserie 44
 
New York City Top 10 Restaurant Lists

Discover the top restaurants in the New York for various cuisines and categories like sushi, steakhouses, happy hours, romantic dining and even gourmet food trucks. Find the best restaurants in New York here!

Discover the best restaurants in New York for sushi, steak, a romantic night out and more



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.