Dining at Inside Park at St. Bart’s is certainly a unique experience. The restaurant is located in the cavernous room—think a 30-foot ceiling and the original stained glass windows—that used to serve as the great hall at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Midtown East. The fare served here isn’t your typical Sunday supper, either. The menu of upscale American cuisine puts a focus on fresh ingredients. There’s the autumn squash and grain salad with kale, squash, farro, quinoa, pea shoots and parmesan ($15), a black truffle burger with comte and caramelized onions ($25) and a lump crab cake with spaghetti squash, haricots vert and toasted walnuts ($27). And unlike most church functions, dinner at Inside Park at St. Bart’s includes drinking. Bartenders can whip up any of the specialty cocktails, like the Park Sparkler with grapefruit, sour lemon and prosecco ($15). There’s also live jazz every Wednesday evening, and in the warmer months, you can choose to take your meal outside on the terrace.
Intricate Byzantine-like decorative stenciling, true to the immense room’s original colors, motifs, and craftsmanship, have been painstakingly replicated on the soaring 30-foot ceiling, as well as on the walls, overhanging balcony, and border around the raised dining gallery that is lit by original Great Hall hanging fixtures.
Simple, but elegant, 15-foot-high yellow and white stained glass windows remain as beautiful elements of the 86-year old room.
Inside Park at St. Bart’s is a gathering place that invites guests to come enjoy themselves and share dining experiences in a very special, unique New York City setting.
The restaurant’s design pays a deep respect to the look and details of the Great Hall that it has replaced, as well as to the comforts and pleasures of contemporary diners.
|Venue name:||Inside Park at St. Bart’s||Contact:|
325 Park Ave corner of 50th.
|Cross street:||at 50th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–10pm; Sat 12:00-8:00pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, M to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average main course: $28. AmEx, MC, V|
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