Beacon (CLOSED)

Restaurants, American Midtown West
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Beacon (Photograph: Donald Yip)
Photograph: Donald Yip


Beacon (Photograph: Donald Yip)
Photograph: Donald Yip


Beacon (Photograph: Donald Yip)
Photograph: Donald Yip


Beacon (Photograph: Donald Yip)
Photograph: Donald Yip


Beacon (Photograph: Donald Yip)
Photograph: Donald Yip


Anyone with a typical New York–sized stove will be in awe of the massive wood-burning oven in Beacon’s open kitchen. Chef-owner Waldy Malouf grills and roasts nearly everything on his menu, from meaty T-bones to salads. Seasonal specials might include roasted lamb with mint and fava beans. Regular dishes are just as satisfying. Chewy baby octopus and squid with crisp, blackened tentacles rest on a bed of wilted arugula and spinach, surrounded by tender gigante beans, mint and grape tomatoes. Woodsy roasted-mushroom ravioli swim in a broth topped with Parmesan. Even the desserts, such as the strawberry shortcake with white-chocolate mousse, are wood-roasted. As befits the he-man cooking techniques, the multilevel dining room is all classy-guy decor: clean lines, wood tones and Frank Lloyd Wright–style stained-glass lamps.


Venue name: Beacon (CLOSED)
Address: 25 W 56th St
New York
Cross street: between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11:30am–10pm; Fri 11:30am–10:30pm; Sat 5–10:30pm; Sun 10:30am–3pm, 5–9pm
Transport: Subway: E, M to Fifth Ave–53rd St; F to 57th St
Price: Average main course: $30. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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Carole Lynn Steiner

There is no better restaurant in New York than Beacon. Even the staff never leaves! At how many restaurants can you be enjoying a meal and planning what you will eat there NEXT week??!! The menu also avoids anti-biotics and hormones and instead offers all organic and natural produce, meats, fowl, game, et al. The executive chef/owner honors his clientele. The most important peo ple know Beacon, but Beacon always makes YOU feel like the most important person! Go to this de lightful townhouse and enjoy! From the front of the house to the kitchen, they make it so easy. 5 STARS +++