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||Contact:|
325 Park Ave
|Cross street:||at 50th St|
|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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