OUT AND ABOUT IN NYC: LUNCH AT STK MIDTOWN

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I am usually off on a Sunday and/or Monday and whenever I am not traveling and in NYC I like to investigate and explore “as a good concierge should” restaurants, attractions, neighborhoods, anything and everything about our City.   Yesterday I had a lovely Brunch at Dovetail on the UWS combined with a walk through the well known outdoor GreenMarket which is conveniently located right across the street.  See Carlos Melia’s posting on my Facebook Page for further details and photographs of the restaurant etc.   Today I decided to stop in for lunch at the well known STK Midtown.   A most attractive and comfortable space that is definitely a restaurant with somewhat of a “Club” theme.   The seating is very comfortable with round circular banquettes or lounge club like seats together with another large open space towards the front which becomes their official lounge together with music and a DJ in the evening.    STK Midtown is conveniently located at 1114 Avenue of the Americas very close to the corner of West 43rd and 6th Avenue.  The entrance is a modern building on West 43rd officially between 5th and 6th Avenues.   The large open space has open windows with a glass enclosed fireplace at the entrance.  There are several private room options and a wonderful outdoor patio space which comfortably seats for lunch and dinner during our warm weather months; therefore and hopefully starting soon.   STK Midtown is quite handy to most Broadway theaters therefore very convenience for pre or post theater.

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The wonderful menu offers a wide assortment of meats/steaks of course but also an ample selection of fish, chicken, vegetarian options etc.  For example today’s special was a  delicious vegetarian burger with aged asiago cheese, avocado, etc. on a wonderful house made roll.    What I like very much about the menu of STK is that they offer small portions of meat for those of us who really or rarely eat meat or steak.   The side dishes and sauces are fresh and wonderful quality such as the very simple but lovely sauteed spinach as shown above which was served pipping hot in an iron skillet with a roasted fresh lemon.   Just delicious!!   Their house made rolls with garlic butter also terrific.   My lunch today was accompanied by a great Napa Cabarnet which was also a blend of a lite cabarnet/pinot!!

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This fantastic VIP dessert platter features several of their signature sweets including their famous Birthday Cake, Black Forest Cake and a wonderful bag of their signature caramel corn!!

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The very charming host and Maitre D’ is Michael Stone.   Michael has been at STK Midtown since they opened in December of 2011.   He has worked at several STK restaurants including Miami, STK Meatpacking District.  He is extremely gracious with all guests and customers and very knowledgeable about the restaurant, menu, wines, function rooms etc.    Michael is also our main Hotel Concierge contact and takes very good care of our guests and whoever we send forth to STK Midtown.   Thank you Michael for the lovely lunch and for always being so helpful to our guests and a great support of our NYC concierge community.    By the way: Did you know that for anyone who Tweets or Instagrams a photo from STK using #UNMISTKABLE you will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly!!!

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