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Saturday Night Specials at 10 Hot New York Restaurants

We called around to ten popular New York restaurants — some new, some old — to find out if there are any additions to the menu tonight. Here are the Saturday night specials:
2011_balthazar_specials1.jpgBalthazar: Tonight, Balthazar is serving their regular Saturday special of braised short ribs, as well as a red snapper entree. The soup du jour is mushroom puree, and the raw bar has king crabs and scallops.
2011_05_empellonthumb1.jpgEmpellon: It's a taco special tonight: Japanese wagyu steak with borracha salsa. Comes with fingerling potatoes.
2011_la_grenouille1.jpgLa Grenouille: The plate du jour is rack of veal.

2011_lupa_nyc12.jpgLupa: The pasta special is pappardelle with chicken ragu, and the entree is an orata filet with baby turnips and spinach.
2011_the_meatball_shop_specials1.jpgThe Meatball Shop Brooklyn: They're doing chile relleno balls tonight.
the-red-cat-specials1.jpgThe Red Cat: As a starter, The Red Cat is serving beets with an orange and grapefruit emulsion, feta cheese, almonds, and shaved fennel. As a side order, they're offering Brussels sprouts with brown butter and shallots.
2009_11_motorinotop91.jpgMotorino: The special pie tonight has prosciutto di Parma, pecorino, mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh oregano.
2011_specials_prune1.jpgPrune: Several appetizer additions tonight: monkfish liver, mussels, and escargots. Prune is also doing carrots as a special side order.
2011_veritas_special1.jpgVeritas: For crudo specials, Vertias is offering salmon belly and striped bass tonight. The market special is a root vegetable risotto with tri-colored carrots, parsnips, and Brussels sprouts.
2011_hearth_specials1.jpgHearth: The addition tonight is a whole roasted American red snapper. It comes with roasted potatoes, fennel, and red onions.


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La Grenouille

3 East 52nd Street, Manhattan, NY 10022 (212) 752-1495 Visit Website


80 Spring Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 (212) 965-1414 Visit Website

The Meatball Shop - Lower East Side

84 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002 (718) 551-0520 Visit Website


510 Columbus Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10024 (917) 675-7581 Visit Website

Lupa Osteria Romana

170 Thompson Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 (212) 982-5089 Visit Website


54 East 1st Street, Manhattan, NY 10003 (212) 677-6221 Visit Website

The Red Cat

227 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011


230 West 4th Street, New York, New York 10014