- Terrance Brennan's Seafood & Chop House
407 E. 59th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-755-9097
The humble baked potato has taken the spotlight at Terrance Brennan’s Seafood & Chop House. The impressive 30-count Idaho potato is baked in a sea-salt crust and delivered to the table on a wheeled trolley. The real spectacle begins when the waiter lifts the lid off the cast-iron vessel, releasing a wonderful aroma. The salt crust is carefully broken with a wooden mallet, and the potato is ceremoniously removed, cleaned with a little brush, split open, and then filled with your choice of condiments. It’s a lot of drama for a baked potato, but how else to justify the price ($9.95)? .
Best All-American Snack
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).