This stylish Theater District restaurant’s name looks more like an algebraic equation than an address, which is fitting, because new chef Julio Fauce has perfected the restaurant’s formula of reinventing American classics. Buttermilk-fried chicken comes with a chive waffle, and a blue-claw crab fritter is served with tomato-tarragon fondue. Hearty horseradish-crusted halibut plays it straight with mashed potatoes and braised artichokes.
44 & X Hell’s Kitchen
|Venue name:||44 & X Hell’s Kitchen||Contact:|
622 Tenth Ave
|Cross street:||at 44th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 5:30pm–midnight; Thu, Fri 5:30pm–12:30am; Sat 11:30am–3pm, 5:30pm–12:30am; Sun 11:30am–3pm, 5:30–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. AmEx, DC, MC, V|