West 58th Street
Look: The dining hall from The Lion in Winter
with a promotional blitz for the movie Firestarter
surround the open kitchen.
The Crowd: An odd but congenial mix of overeager
young'uns who see Fiona Apple as a mature poet and tourists
not sure what hit them.
The Appeal: Perfect for celebrating events with
people you don't really know very well. Ignore everyone
but the cute waiters.
The Meal: Short-rib stew, macaroni and cheese
(plain), banana split.
The Mistake: The snapper in carrot-orange glaze
could kill our appetite for a week.
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