By Haiting Tan.
Hoping to gaze at celebrities while cutting into your perfectly grilled USDA prime steak, the New York Yankees Steakhouse is calling your name. The hot spot, located in midtown Manhattan, serves up signature dishes like the 27-ounce NYY signature ribeye but sports fans are more enticed by the baseball memorabilia hung up on the walls. Opening in 2013, the restaurant hopes to combine Americans favorite dishes with their favorite sports.
Hoping to inject new blood into the steakhouse, executive chef, John Schafer, was brought on board in October 2016. Starting the fall season off with a bang, the steakhouse has introduced a set of new creative dishes. Looking for comfort food but don’t want to leave feeling guilty, the pan seared scallops is the perfect dish. Fresh meaty scallops seared to perfection plated with a celery root puree, pancetta and an apple cider gastrique, Schafer has elevated this traditional seafood dish to mesh with autumn flavors. Other fall specialties include a bison burger, Skuna Bay salmon, Pan roasted Margret duck breast, and the well balanced savory and sweet Prosciutto and Fig flatbread. Enjoying a drink with the excitement of a Yankees game, patrons can look to the All American to cap off the adrenaline pumping night. A cinnamon stick garnish dipped in Bulleit Bourbon with a hint of walnut bitters, a tinge of lemon and maple syrup, the drink is bound to make you forget that it’s the post season.