Bravo for Bâtard

Bravo for Bâtard

Octopus Pastrami at Bâtard (Courtesy Bâtard)

A restaurant that was voted Best New Restaurant in the United States by the James Beard Foundation when it opened a couple of years ago is not a restaurant experience you will want to miss when in New York City. Bâtard, located in TriBeCa, is just that restaurant. Even more delightedly, the renowned eatery has recently started a prix fixe lunch menu where you can eat like a king (or a James Beard voter), for a mere $38 (for two courses) or $48 (for three courses).

Dishes offered on the prix fix menu are nothing short of spectacular, either. Choose from a buttercup squash soup with confit lamb neck, octopus “pastrami” (one of the restaurant’s signature dishes) or beets Linze, with caramelized walnuts and red currants. For main courses you can try farfalle with short rib ragu and crispy  Brussels sprouts, or if you are in a seafaring frame of mind, go for the ocean trout with a pomme pureé and toasted almonds, arugula and garlic. Finally, finish off the world-class choices with desserts that include rhubarb tart or a warm chocolate fondant. You will be in good hands throughout, knowing the menu and kitchen is helmed by Austrian-born Markus Glocker, who has worked in top restaurant kitchens around the world; after the restaurant debuted in May 2014, it went on to earn three stars from both The New York Times and New York magazine along with a Michelin star.

Yes, I'd make a reservation today.

» Bâtard, 239 W. Broadway, 212.219.2777

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