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Forty2West Italian Bar and Chophouse

42 W. 48th St., New York, NY 10036 40.721258 -99.08155
nr. Fifth Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-262-6200 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Italian
  • Price Range: $$$$

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Official Website

forty2westnyc.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 11am-11pm; Sat, 4pm-midnight; Sun, closed

Prices

$29-$55

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Theater District
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

5 blocks

Profile

Mario Batali protégé John Di Lemme heads up the kitchen at this Italian-themed steakhouse near Rockefeller Center. The wait staff has taken a page from old-school New York restaurants: White linens cloak tables and forks are handed out as frequently as water refills. But toward the entrance, high-top tables have prime views of giant TVs above the bar, creating a casual sports-bar-esque atmosphere. The vibe in the bi-level dining room is a little more formal. Choose from a raw bar ripe with crudo or a selection of homemade pastas and simply grilled classic cuts of meat with chophouse sides. Pastas can be served as half-portions for an appetizer or full portions for an entrée. Garganelli Bolognese comes with thick morsels of beef and lamb doused in a fresh tomato sauce with melted Parmesan sticking to the penne. Smaller appetizers like fresh burratta and rabbit terrine with carrot vinaigrette are more reminiscent of a family-style Italian restaurant, though a thick porterhouse served with a full bulb of garlic will remind you Forty2West is billed as a chophouse. Heavy sweets like a Nutella budino and a blueberry panna cotta with amoretti cookies can turn a pre-theater meal here into an overstuffed evening, so stick with Italian craft beers and whiskey-based cocktails for your sugar fix. More casual fare can be found at the bar, like cured meats, cheese plates, BLT sliders, and the surprisingly popular Disco Fries (French fries smothered in Bolognese sauce and topped with melted mozzarella cheese).

Recommended Dishes

Pennete Bolognese ($13/$26)

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