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52 E. 41st St. (Madison Ave.) Send to Phone
Updated takes on comfort food in an elegant Edwardian setting.

Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chemist Club Restaurant Review

: The instant you walk in to this Midtown eatery (which is attached to the Dylan hotel) and see the soaring ceilings and fin de siècle design, you'll wonder why there hasn't been a restaurant in this space before. Actually, there has: once the site of an Edwardian-era lecture hall for scientists, the space was transformed by Britney Spears for her failed eatery, NYLA (she turned it into a little girl's bedroom, painting the mahogany walls hot pink and adding glitter to the ceiling). Fortunately, the Chemist Club has recaptured its sense of class. The upscale eatery serves above-average slabs of steak as well as creative takes on classic dishes: the tarragon mustard-glazed wild king salmon topped with mango, cucumber, red onion and tomato relish is refreshing; and complemented by the creative sides (the lobster home fries are a good bet and the fat onion rings are pleasantly devoid of grease), it's hard to go wrong here. The wine list is thoughtful and, if anything, a fun read. Big spenders can opt for a bottle of 1946 Château Latour for a cool $2,100. A more down-to-earth selection might be the not-so-easy-to-find Cain Five from Napa, priced at $105.
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