It’s no secret that Gordon Ramsay’s hasn’t exactly set New York on fire: As Adam Platt noted, his food is expensive and not very exciting. Ramsay must’ve been listening, because he’s introduced a prix fixe menu priced to rival the $28 lunch being offered at nearby Jean Georges.
Every day from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., you can choose two courses from Ramsay’s lunch menu, in slightly larger portions, for $25, or three for $31. In other words, you’re basically getting it at cost. (We might even drop in for the white-onion velouté with duck ragout and shaved pèrigord truffle.) The chef has also introduced a “bites” menu at the London Bar (where they’re also serving the prix fixe lunch) that sounds pretty damn good, featuring duck confit croquettes, crisp cod fritters, and a warm pear tart, among other things. Such dishes really need to be done right: The croquettes could be gut bombs, the fritter greasy. But although he might be jerk, no one has ever said that Ramsay couldn’t cook. Of course we still wouldn’t want to be his neighbors.
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