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Julian's

802 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10019 40.765422 -73.987484
near 53rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
work212-262-4800 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Hours

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.

Prices

$14-$27.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

52nd St. to 55th St., Broadway to Tenth Ave.

Profile

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-3:30pm

Recommended 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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