Nestled in the Chelsea Hotel and serving since 1930, El Quijote appears untouched by time. While seafood remains the most popular choice on the massive menu, they know their steak here, too. Try the tapa of filet mignon tips, sizzling in a frying pan, or the special appetizer combo for two. Lobster in green sauce, like everything else, is gigante. (Be sure to spoon the extra-garlicky salsa over everything in sight.) Paella, available four different ways, is also a good choice for the table. If, by some miracle, you’re able to squeeze anything else into your stomach at meal’s end, the flan is fantástico.
|Venue name:||El Quijote||Contact:|
226 W 23rd St
|Cross street:||between Seventh and Eighth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun noon–midnight; Fri, Sat noon–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E, 1 to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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