What to Eat at elan, David Waltuck’s Comeback Restaurant

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General Tso's sweetbreads with leeks, orange, and chilies. Photo: Melissa Hom

Five years after the closing of fine-dining trailblazer Chanterelle, David Waltuck is back with a new restaurant in Gramercy, which opens tonight. At the 60-seat spot (inside the former Veritas space), Waltuck and co-owner George Stinson will serve an à la carte menu, with dishes like stuffed chicken wings, chicken potpie, and duck-fat hash browns. It's certainly more casual than Chanterelle but there's still seafood sausage and élan will even introduce lunch and brunch service in the coming months. Take a look at a few of the dishes, straight ahead.

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Potato pot-stickers with summer truffles.Photo: Melissa Hom

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Grilled seafood sausage with sauerkraut.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Grilled mackerel with clam-dashi risotto and yuzu.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Rabbit roulade with hazelnuts.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Apricot tart with chamomile yogurt.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Pistachio panna cotta with rhubarb and orange.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Cherry sundae with amaretto cake and almonds.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Designed by Andrew Wilkinson Architects.Photo: Melissa Hom


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This art wall will display the work of emerging artists and change every six months.Photo: Melissa Hom

Menu [PDF]

élan, 43 East 20th St., 646-682-7105