In town for the sales and looking for someplace new and different to eat, shop or visit? Let the TDN help!
Following up on our popular Best Bets on the Jersey Shore series during Breeders' Cup week,
TDN subscribers now regularly recommend dining and shopping options to our out-of-town readers.
Mesa Grill (New York City, NY - Dining)
102 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Type: Owned by popular chef, Bobby Flay. Offers flavors of the southwest in a warm atmosphere
When I knew I would be traveling to New York with my dad to watch our horse, Golden Spikes, race, I definitely wanted to eat at one of Chef Bobby Flay's restaurants. We chose Mesa Grill on 5th Avenue. The atmosphere was warm and comfortable. Our waitress was very friendly and informative. The goat cheese dip was a great appetizer, light and fabulous. The shrimp tamale was spicy and filling. The fried oysters were amazing! I had the lamb chops for dinner. They were perfectly seasoned and cooked just right. The chimichurri complemented the lamb. The fries were crispy, yet tender. I cannot wait to go back again. In fact, my dad and I purchased the Mesa Grill cookbook. We have been using these new recipes since we returned from New York. We love Bobby's short rib recipe. Don't miss Mesa Grill!
-- Scarlett Murphy
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