T-minus one week till John Tesar's Knife makes its highly anticipated debut at Hotel Palomar, and judging by the social media and blog buzz, plenty of people are chomping at the bit to get a taste of the much talked-about 240-day dry-aged steak — but for now, a look at the lunch, dinner and bar menus will have to suffice.
Oh, and about that 240-day aged steak; it'll run you a cool $80 an inch. There are plenty more affordable options on the menu, though, including a selection of $26 "new school" cuts like tri-tip and chuck flap, a $19 slow-braised pork jowl Milanese, a sweetbread and wild mushroom meat pie (also $19), a $21 ham tasting accompanied by "David Chang's red eye gravy mayo," and a $12 burger named for food writer Josh Ozersky.
Highlights from the lunch and bar menus include wood-grilled "pizzettes," a $9 hot dog with housemade kraut, a Reuben sandwich with housemade pastrami and $32 foie gras sliders. No cocktail menu has surfaced just yet, so stay tuned to see what's on offer from the bar. (And of course as with all new restaurants, menu items and/or prices are subject to change.)
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