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Sun-Tue, 11:30am-3:30pm, 4pm-11pm; Wed-Sat, 11:30am-3:30pm, 4pm-midnight
Nearby Subway Stops
1 at 50th St.; B, D, E at Seventh Ave.
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Business Lunch
- Dine at the Bar
- Good for Groups
- Outdoor Dining
- Theater District
52nd St. to 55th St., Broadway to Tenth Ave.
This venue is closed.
Drum-shaped lamp casings hanging from the ceiling throw off a warm, mellow light through their crimson, white, and blue-piped fabric. The cuisine is nominally American-Italian, but there are nearly as many Asian touches on the menu as there are Italian. At lunch, the restaurant pulls in fast-talking media types from neighboring Time Warner and Random House; pre-theatergoers and locals predominate during dinner. Julian's smartly caters its offerings to these distinct groups. Crowd-pleasingly big salads and pressed hot paninis dominate the lunch menu. A grilled breast of chicken is served over mesclun that’s doused with sweetened soy dressing and tossed with crispy rice noodles—though they don't stay crispy long. The tuna tartare is a poker-chip style stack of fresh, diced tuna between layers of crispy wonton wafers—a compelling textural interplay. Once you take a bite, the stack tumbles over into sushi-meets-nachos disarray—but it's no less delicious for it. The dinner menu plays it safe, with standard penne and linguine dishes, plus pan-roasted salmon and striped-bass. Most popular among meats is the rack of charcoal-grilled Australian lamb chops served with a rosemary-infused mustard sauce.Extra
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 11am-3:30pmRecommended Dishes
Tuna tartare with crispy wontons, $8.75; Szechuan pepper seared tuna, $17.95; goat cheese ravioli with sundried tomato pesto, $11.95; grilled Australian lamb chops, $25.95
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