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The Mark

The Mark Hotel
25 E. 77th St., New York, NY 10075 40.775202 -73.963517
nr. Madison Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-606-3030 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, American Traditional, French
  • Price Range: $$$$

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    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10

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    2 Reviews | Write a Review

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Official Website

themarkrestaurantnyc.com

Hours

Daily, 7am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.

Prices

$29-$72

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

By Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s lofty standards, the menu at his posh restaurant in the Mark Hotel is mid-level, which is to say it contains pizza flecked with black truffles, plump crab cakes made with very fresh peekytoe, and an elegant gourmet burger (Jean-Georges’s first) garnished with a melting wad of Brie. The croque monsieur (served at lunchtime only, with Gruyère, shreds of ham from Flying Pigs Farm, and a quail egg) is a thing of beauty, and if you’re in the market for an inventive brunch dish, have the smoked-salmon pizza, which is rimmed ingeniously with an “everything bagel” crust dusted with sesame seeds, bits of garlic, and the like. These elevated comfort recipes are mingled with familiar neighborhood favorites and several excellent crudo dishes (my mother suggests the hamachi drizzled with yuzu). The entrées are more prosaic, which is understandable given Jean-Georges’s hectic schedule and the famously settled tastes of the neighborhood. The best of the generally forgettable pastas tend to be the lighter compositions (try the fettuccine with lemon and a touch of cream), and that’s true of the more ambitious dishes, too. If you have to choose between fish and beef, choose the former, particularly the expertly cooked salmon and the black bass, which is lightly grilled and set in a lemony mix of carrots and braised fennel. Despite these missteps, there’s a cheerful, even jaunty vibe to the proceedings at the Mark. A variety of palatable, fruit-themed cocktails are served in the pinkish bar area, and in the evenings, the pink dining chairs are populated by local kingpins and crowds of bespangled, whisper-thin women who may or may not be friends with Carolyne Roehm. The dessert selection is predictably French and predictably archaic including a fluffy Grand Marnier soufflé (doused with perhaps a little too much Grand Marnier) and a tired rendition of Jean-Georges’s famous molten chocolate cake.

Ideal Meal

Hamachi sashimi, grilled black sea bass, Grand Marnier soufflé.

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