If it’s seemed sure that one of these days Iron Chef Marc Forgione would have to go and open a second restaurant, well, it appears the toque has been waiting for the big one: an 11,000-square-foot steakhouse, to be precise. Grub learns that American Cut will go in at the upcoming Atlantic City resort Revel and that the name is a nod to Forgione’s dad Larry’s vaunted former restaurant, an American Place. The behemoth is expected this spring and will boast 500 wines, private dining areas, a raw bar, and a “grand meat bar,” whatever that means. Forgione will bring the greatest hits from his Tribeca eatery to the A.C., so diners flush from the casinos can dig into a surf-and-turf of the toque’s signature chili lobster with a 48-ounce, 28-day-aged Tomahawk rib eye, or, in case of bad luck, a comforting chicken under a brick for two.
He's probably toasting with something harder right now. Photo: Melissa Hom