By Harry Brads
Upper East Side hotspot T-Bar Steak & Lounge, is noted for its perfect execution of classic dishes, and has been warmly embraced by New Yorkers since it first opened its doors in 2007. The restaurant’s Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, previously of the Four Seasons, Aureole and Petrossian, makes T-Bar’s classic steakhouse fare relevant and exciting, while also putting his unique twist onto other classic dishes. Following CDC guidelines, T-Bar is open for both indoor and outdoor dining, as well as delivery.
T-Bar is a well-loved mainstay, still buzzing with its loyal following night after night. Fortuna says there is no magic formula to achieve this sort of long-running success. “I think guests trust our kitchen and love our relaxed but vibrant atmosphere.”
Diners are able to begin a meal at T-Bar with its unique spin on Thin Crust Pizza, or enjoy its classic take on Guacamole to split with the table. T-Bar also redefines the classic Kale Salad by including apple and sesame into it while drizzling it in a sumptuous chili-lime vinaigrette. Also available on its delectable appetizer menu are the popular Tiger Shrimp Cocktail, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, and Vietnamese Shrimp Roll.
A meal at T-Bar Steak & Lounge would not be complete without ordering a favorite from The Steak Bar, which features an impressive range of superbly-cooked Certified Black Angus Cuts of beef including its Black Angus Porterhouse for two served with your choice of Steak Sauce, Béarnaise Sauce or Poivre Sauce. T-Bar offers wealth of additional American classics including its signature Crusted Tuna served with Soy, Herb Grilled Branzino or its Roasted Free Range Chicken.
After a successful 2019 Summer season, the team from T-Bar Steak and Lounge made their return to Southampton. Just like its sister restaurant on New York’s Upper East Side, T-Bar Southampton offers guests outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space, and the outdoor terrace and garden make it the quintessential location for evening cocktails.
The COVID-19 pandemic created new challenges for restaurants, but T-Bar Southampton is ready to serve the best classic cuisines with a modern twist. T-Bar Southampton is following the strict CDC and Health department guidelines. To comply with these guidelines, T-Bar Southampton’s outside patio dining is adequately spaced to maintain social distancing, and for those still nervous going out to eat, T-Bar Southampton is also offering takeout options.
T-Bar Southampton builds on the well-earned reputation of its New York City namesake. The menu features a wide range of dishes, ranging from well-cooked renditions of classics, to refined and inventive plates, providing the ultimate dining experience. The menu also boasts numerous other American classics including the signature Crusted Tuna served with soy, wasabi rémoulade and seaweed salad and the Chicken Milanese made with chopped Salad and lemon.
While T-Bar Southampton serves plenty of the favorite dishes found at the Upper East Side flagship location, it also has tantalizing salad dishes such as the Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, and Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Cap the evening off with irresistible desserts like the must-try Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles with coconut and caramel sauce or the decadent Strawberry Sundae served with shortcake, meringue, brandy, and cream.
T-Bar Steak & Lounge
1278 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10021
(Between 73rd St & 74th St in Upper East Side)
268 Elm Street, Southampton, NY 11968