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Moore Food & Drink, Now Open on the Upper West Side, Sticks to the Classics

Chef Harold Moore closed Commerce in July; this is his follow-up.
Chef Harold Moore closed Commerce in July; this is his follow-up.

While the sting of the closure of Commerce is still fresh, at least Harold Moore has a brand-new restaurant: Moore Food & Drink opened on the mezzanine level of the Empire Hotel late last week, offering an American-brasserie-style menu. This isn’t experimental cooking: Moore’s making dishes like roasted chicken for two, New England clam chowder, a lobster roll, deviled eggs, and macaroni and cheese. Desserts, like chocolate cake, peach pie, and banana pudding, are similarly nostalgic and comforting. Take a look:

Dry-aged prime New York strip steak.
Dry-aged prime New York strip steak. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Oysters Rockefeller.
Oysters Rockefeller. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Pork schnitzel.
Pork schnitzel. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Japanese-style steak tartare.
Japanese-style steak tartare. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
The shellfish and vegetable raw-bar towers.
The shellfish and vegetable raw-bar towers. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Tres leches cake.
Tres leches cake. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Chocolate cake.
Chocolate cake. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

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Moore Food & Drink, 44 W. 63rd St., 212-956-1288

Moore Food & Drink, Now Open on the Upper West Side, Sticks to the Classics