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Wylie Dufrense Will (Reluctantly) Serve You Steak and Steamed Vegetables If You'd Like

You're better off ordering the fun stuff, though.

You're better off ordering the fun stuff, though.Photo: Melissa Hom

We already know that Thomas Keller is only more than happy to serve diners cereal at his restaurants (if that's what they really want), and it sounds like wd~50's Wylie Dufresne is taking a page from Keller's playbook. The chef tells Eater, "As a restaurant, you have to navigate the full spectrum of customer relations ... In my youth, I would have been like, 'Fuck those people with laptops at the table that don't want to experience what I'm up to. I spent a lot of time getting to this place.'" But he says he's softened that stance: "I mean, if ... four bankers come and enjoy their steak and red wine, odds are they'll spread good word of mouth." The one thing you really, really can't get is salad. Steamed veggies are apparently okay, though. We just want to know if Wylie's burger is available off-menu. [Eater]

Related: Thomas Keller Will Feed You Burnt Steak, a Bowl of Wheaties, or Gluten-Free Whatever

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