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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Manhattan Grille

1161 First Ave. (63rd & 64th Sts.) Send to Phone
212-832-9989
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Best-dressed here refers to the well-done steakhouse cuisine.

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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Manhattan Grille Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED The food is better than ever at Manhattan's best-dressed steakhouse. Not that you must dress up for Larry Cresci's Manhattan Grille. No, it's that Cresci has created a truly handsome, classic steakhouse, from the long sweep of the varnished wood facade with flower boxes on windows that open, to the hunter green drapes and richly paneled interior. The restaurant oozes an established and lush aura---and the food is good too. Start with bacon-loaded clams Casino, oysters Rockefeller or a towering layered mosaic of mozzarella, tomato and peppers. Steaks and chops are all you could wish for. Soft-shell crabs come three to an order, all standing up in a crisp potato wrapper surrounded by small calamari rings. Buttery mashed potatoes and nutmeg-infused creamed spinach are must-have sides that may just fill you up---until dessert arrives.
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