Troubled Tribeca steakhouse Dylan Prime reopens on December 18, nine months after being seized by the state for nonpayment of taxes. Earlier this year, owner John Mautone filed for bankruptcy, and subsequently managed to drum up a handful of new investors to give the restaurant a reboot. He's given the interior a thorough remodeling and hired Michael Berardino, of the now-shuttered Angolo Soho, as the new chef, with Kerry Heffernan, the opening chef at Eleven Madison Park, consulting on the menu.
The swanky steakhouse look has been replaced with a "reclaimed industrial design," and there is now a 14-seat chef's table, plus three private dining rooms. The menu keeps some of the classic steaks, but now it has a more seasonal, new American bent. There are housemade charcuterie items like a pork liver terrine with pickled persimmon, a brisket and shortrib blend burger, and a buttermilk and pickle-brined roast chicken. The cocktail menu includes a Manhattan on tap and a build-your-own martini bar, plus various other classic cocktails. Dylan Prime starts its second lease on life next Wednesday, and will be open for lunch and dinner from then on.
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