Inside Park at St. Bart’s

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Photograph: Loren Wohl

Inside Park at St Bart's

Photograph: Loren Wohl

Inside Park at St Bart's

Midtown East
Though the dining room remains nearly empty, this ambitious restaurant—set cinematically within the namesake church—offers some of the city’s finest Greenmarket cooking. Chef Matthew Weingarten’s homey-elegant fare includes a nostalgic oyster pan roast—bivalves barely poached in seaweed broth, with celery root, leeks and bacon. Striped bass meunière is a gorgeous fillet drenched in brown butter, with crunchy fried capers and seasonal sides. Consider this a plea for your patronage: The recession shouldn’t claim a place this good.
Venue name: Inside Park at St. Bart’s
Address: 109 E 50th St
New York

Cross street: at Park Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11:30am–10pm
Transport: Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St
Price: Average main course: $28. AmEx, MC, V
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