A, C, E at 34th St.-Penn Station; 1, 2, 3 at 34th St.-Penn Station
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This cocktail lounge and bistro at the historic New Yorker hotel offers a sleek respite for bar bites and a stiff cocktail after a Knicks game. Wood-paneled walls, geometric lights, and a spacious lounge lay the setting for eclectic eats from executive chef Julian Clauss-Ehlers (Zitoune, Monkey Bar). Berkshire pork chops come with smoky white-bean ragout flecked with moist bits of bacon. While the “12-ounce Skyscraper Burger” attains its vertical ambitions (the tower is kept upright with a steak knife), sides don’t live up to their descriptions: gratin is nothing more than a baked potato topped with Gruyere, and a piping hot bowl of truffled spinach is mostly cream. Three-bite desserts are also a welcome idea, especially at $5 each, but the bread pudding is chewy and crème brulee forgettable.Note
The kitchen closes at 11 p.m.
Berkshire pork chops, $24