The look is high-end hotel: well-buffed wood paneling, plush carpets, and banquettes and tables widely placed for discreet deal-making. Genteel couples, families and business travelers fill the space, and the waitstaff is friendly and expert. Too bad the execution of the steakhouse menu staples lacked both soul and seasoning. A fat crab cake, smothered in lemon mayo, was spongy outside, mushy within; undercooked potato dumplings floated in zipless chicken broth. Boneless sirloin was well seared and juicy, but the accompanying french fries were thin and leathery.
|Venue name:||2 West||Contact:|
Ritz-Carlton Battery Park Hotel, 2 West St
|Cross street:||at Battery Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 6:30am–2pm, 6–10pm; Sat 7–10am, 11am–2:30pm, 6–10pm; Sun 9–10am, 11am–2:30pm, 6–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 4, 5 to Bowling Green|
|Price:||Average main course: $27. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|