Mon-Fri, noon-2:30pm and 5pm-9:30pm; Sat, 5pm-9:30pm; Sun, closed
6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.
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There may be better places to eat in New York City, but this is the single greatest room. We specify the Grill Room, of course, and at lunchtime, not dinner. That’s when members of the town’s power menagerie gather along the banquettes like sea lions on a rock. Everything on the extravagant menu—$65 for a bison steak, $55 for crab cakes—tastes much better when you’re on an expense account. When in doubt, order the dependably sturdy sirloin burger ($38) and a Bloody Mary or two, then sit back and enjoy the spectacle.Recommended Dishes
Maryland crab cakes, $55; Dover sole, MP