The Metrograph Movie House Serves Steak Tartare at Its Commissary

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Steak tartare with fried capers, spring onions, and spiced mayonnaise.
Steak tartare with fried capers, spring onions, and spiced mayonnaise. Photo: Clay Williams

The newly opened Metrograph is no ordinary movie theater, so it of course offers advanced snacks. Its on-site restaurant, the Metrograph Commissary, draws inspiration from restaurants on old Hollywood studio lots in the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s — and the menu includes simple, classic dishes like spaghetti pomodoro, brown-butter trout, and burrata with salsa verde.

While none of this food can be ordered into the theater — there’s a concession stand stacked with turmeric- and cayenne-flavored popcorn for that very purpose — the Metrograph Commissary has a flexibile seating arrangement, with a dining room, a lobby bar, a restaurant bar, and a private space. Take a look:

Fluke crudo with fava beans, chili de arbol, citrus.
Fluke crudo with fava beans, chili de arbol, citrus. Photo: Clay Williams
Burrata with green-tomato salsa verde and walnuts.
Burrata with green-tomato salsa verde and walnuts. Photo: Clay Williams
Trout with brown butter, asparagus, and parsley.
Trout with brown butter, asparagus, and parsley. Photo: Clay Williams
The dining room.
The dining room. Photo: Clay Williams
The bar.
The bar. Photo: Clay Williams
And the lounge.
And the lounge. Photo: Clay Williams

Menu [PDF]

The Metrograph Commissary, 7 Ludlow St., (212) 660-0312

The Metrograph Commissary Opens