Rue 57

Restaurants , French Midtown West
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Rue 57
Rue 57
Serving steak tartare alongside tuna tataki, Rue 57 risks a culinary identity crisis. But the spacious flower-decked dining room has a pleasing Parisian look, and the red leather banquettes are often full (mostly with midtown expensers and tourists). Spotty acoustics make intimate conversation impossible, so concentrate on soaking up the scene—and the food. The black mission fig turnover atop prosciutto and Gorgonzola proves to be a happy marriage of savory and sweet. Sushi rolls and platters are hefty, but it’s hard to taste the fish because of the dizzying array of components. The quality of the oysters is easier to assess, and coupled with a martini, they’re a marvelous way to cap a day in the park.
Venue name: Rue 57
Address: 60 W 57th St
New York
Cross street: at Sixth Ave
Opening hours: Mon 7:30am–midnight; Tue–Fri 7:30pm–1am; Sat 9pm–1am; Sun 9pm–midnight
Transport: Subway: F to 57th St
Price: Average main course: $22. AmEx, DC, MC, V
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David C

Among the many French bistro-type eateries to choose from in midtown, Rue 57 may not be the classiest (too touristy) or the coolest (try L'Express down at 20th & Park) or the one with the most ambience (that would be Chat Noir on E 65th). But it is perfect for your out-of-town guests, family and a quick French meal before a show at City Center or trip to MoMA. The menu is big. You can chow down on the meatball appetizers (yum) or classic wedge salad of lettuce & bacon (yum yum) and the classic skirt steak frites is excellent - smothered in bernaise. In the summer you can grab a table outdoors and enjoy people watching along 57th Street. Inside it can get loud and crowded, but that's part of the fun, too.