The 5 Best New Fall Menus In NYC, 2011 Edition

October 19, 2011 6:00 AM

Buttermilk Fried Rabbit from Fatty Cue (credit: Fatty Cue)

New menu additions at New York City favorites — along with several newcomers to the city’s restaurant scene — are making this autumn a tasty one in Manhattan. These are our picks for the season’s highlights.


pear tatin ellabess The 5 Best New Fall Menus In NYC, 2011 Edition

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153 Elizabeth St.
(212) 925-5559

The Nolitan Hotel’s swanky new nightlife destination, Ellabess, is all about sophistication. Featured on the menu at the seasonal American bistro this fall is duck breast with roasted butternut squash, smoked bacon and braised red cabbage. And for dessert? Try the pear tatin (pictured).


tortelloni with pumpkin from patsys The 5 Best New Fall Menus In NYC, 2011 Edition

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236 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 247-3491
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For the start of autumn, this Midtown West classic will offer a new, three-course prix fixe lunch menu which will include goat cheese salad, baked eggplant bruschetta, and tortelloni with pumpkin – a large tortellini stuffed with pumpkin and spices in a sage butter sauce.

Fatty Cue

fatty cue deep fried bacon The 5 Best New Fall Menus In NYC, 2011 Edition

Fatty Cue’s Deep Fried Bacon (credit: Kate Telfeyan/ Fatty Cue)

50 Carmine St.
(212) 929-5050

When Brooklyn’s insanely popular Fatty Cue opened an additional location in the West Village, we named it one of the Best New Cocktail Bars in the city – but the drinks aren’t the only thing worth tasting. Highlights from the Southeast Asian menu include buttermilk fried 1/2 rabbit (cincalok marinade, green chili-lemon shaker), 1/2 pound deep-fried bacon, and Issan-Style Duck Laab.

Lexington Brass

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517 Lexington Ave
(212) 392-5976

Newly opened in September, this American bistro has a Brooklyn-born chef whipping up Brass Ale-Braised Pork Chop for dinner and Belgian Beer Waffles for breakfast.

Frankie’s 570

charred mackerel The 5 Best New Fall Menus In NYC, 2011 Edition

Charred Mackerel from Frankie’s 570 (credit: Travis Kauffman/ Frankies 570)

570 Hudson St.
New York, NY
(212) 924-0818

Another name featured on our Best New Cocktail Bars feature, menu highlights from this new West Village restaurant include a Charred Mackerel with caramelized onions, carta musica and Aioli & Castelvetrano olives.  To match the Italian cuisine, the menu offers pitchers of seasonal aperitvo-style drinks such as the Basilico Spritzer (basil-infused extra-dry vermouth, St. Germain and prosecco) or the Aperol Cooler (Aperol, Limoncello, lime juice, orange juice and soda), serving six for $36.