Craig Koketsu (Park Avenue) pays tribute to 1950s Americana with this skylight-lit luncheonette on the third floor of the midtown steakhouse, also operated by Fourth Wall Restaurants. Sandwiches and entrées recall Eisenhower-era dishes: Oyster Rockefeller are stuffed in soft potato bun for a modern riff, while Chicago-style chopped steak is topped with French's Mustard and bread-and-butter relish. Another midcentury hallmark—classic iceberg wedge salads—come with bacon, blue cheese and red onions, or Waldorf-style with apples and walnuts. Below a red-and-white striped awning, soda jerks in white coats pull house-made flavors (blood-orange Creamsicle, Thai basil) from antique juicers at a 40-foot long counter. For dessert, there's ice cream, in varieties like Almond Joy and banana cream pie.
|Venue name:||The Skylight Shoppe at Maloney & Porcelli (CLOSED)|
37 E 50th St
|Cross street:||between Madison and Park Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11:45am-3pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr|
|Price:||Average entrée: $12. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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