In preparation for opening Arlington Club, his partnership with the TAO Group on the Upper East Side, Laurent Tourondel told Grub Street he wanted to reinvent the steakhouse once again. The menu at the restaurant, which opens tomorrow and will offer diners 20 percent while it is in previews until November 21, is divided into house specialties, sushi and steaks. Potential for French-Japanese crossover is high: A Kobe beef roll dabbed with black truffle aioli hides out among the yellowtail and kumquat, while you can order Armagnac-peppercorn sauce or house ketchup spiked with ginger to accompany your steak. Specialties include mushroom-stuffed roast chicken and “modern” sole meunière with preserved lemon, but the menu’s anchor point is a selection of dry-aged prime steaks, including a 22-ounce bone-in rib eye ($62) and a 34-ounce côte de boeuf for two, which goes for $110. Check out the space and the food, ahead.
Arlington Club, 1032 Lexington Ave., nr. 74th St.; 212-249-5700