If you find yourself in Columbus Circle craving something truly decadent and delicious, stop at the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The all day dining menu features a little gem: grilled cheese with tomato soup. Of course, this isn’t any ol’ kids sandwich. Here, the cheese is polder blanc, a goat gouda with a creamy texture. It gets the royal treatment of a thick layer of black truffles...
The John Dory
April Bloomfield’s endeavor in fish, The John Dory, has all the kitschy funk that make The Spotted Pig and The Rusty Knot perennial go-tos. Shell mirrors, giant fish tanks, and fish etchings, drawings, and wall paintings everywhere you look situate the restaurant more in Florida than along the pubescent restaurant row of Tenth Avenue. It also has a range of lighter cuisine for those who don’t care...