Jacked-up Southwestern dishes routinely appear on menus around the city, but the party started here when chef Bobby Flay opened this soaring dining room in 1991, before he became a Food Network celeb. Bold flavors still rule: The signature blue-corn pancake stuffed with shredded barbecued duck is a tasty beginning, as are the grilled mahi-mahi tacos with smoked tomato salsa, avocado relish and charred pineapple hot sauce. Entrées include a spice-rubbed sirloin served with Mesa Grill’s secret steak sauce and a double-baked potato with horseradish, green onions and crème fraîche.
Mesa Grill (CLOSED)
|Venue name:||Mesa Grill (CLOSED)||Contact:|
102 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between 15th and 16th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–2:30pm, 5:30–10:30pm; Fri noon–2:30pm, 5:30–11pm; Sat 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–11pm; Sun 11:30am–3pm, 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $30. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|