Betony

Row 1

Details
41 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 465-2400
American
$ $ $ $
Hours
Mon–Thu: Noon–10:00 PM Fri: Noon–10:30 PM Sat: 5:30 PM–10:30 PM
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Russian restaurateur Andrei Dellos’ ostentatious Midtown West restaurantBrasserie Pushkin, meant to be the New York version of his Moscow success Café Pushkin, closed after less than a year. Now with its gaudy décor toned down, a new chef and general manager in place (former Eleven Madison Park executive sous-chef Bryce Shuman and Eamon Rockey, also of Eleven Madison, respectively), the restaurant has reopened,  humbly renamed Betony for a minty herb to much greater success. There are spectacular cocktails including a crystal-clear milk punch with the spirit of your choice, and a menu that’s been noted as derivative (though not pejoratively) of Shuman’s time spent with Chef Daniel Humm, featuring much-lauded marinated sardines, chicken liver mousse, and roasted chicken. But it’s the hot foie gras and grilled short rib that you’re going to want to be sure to order; the first a seared slice under crisp kale and bathed in a smoked ham hock consommé was recently described as “the most soulful foie gras” by The New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells, and the second sous-vided with beef fat for two days and seared on a Japanese yakitori grill. 

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Foursquare Tips

  • The milk punch tastes like magic: smooth, sweet, and spicydepending on a changing roster of seasonings, such as bergamot tea and Thai bird chilitopped off with your choice of spirit.
  • Inventive fine dining and cocktails (especially for Midtown) from three Eleven Madison Park alums.
  • Fried. Pickled. Ramps. (Genius.)
  • This is the one and only time I'll emphatically say, Order the chicken. Perfectly cooked, incredibly moist, and with a side of shredded leg meat topped with a quail egg. Incredible.
  • Une cuisine moderne et crative!
  • Best milk punch in town!!!
  • Get the fried pickles, and the cucumber with buttermilk that was frozen into powder with liquid nitro. It sublimated at the table! Corn Potato Gnocchi were sinfully good. Can I move in next store?
  • One of the best!!! Excellent from the beginning till the end!!!
  • Serving elegant, accessible Modern American cuisine. The service is warm and attentive. Stop in for a drink and some snacks at the bar, or settle in for a full-on fine dining feast. [Eater 38 Member]
  • The Prosecco-topped Negroni Sbagliato is a good place to start. Consider ending your meal with one of the truly delicious Irish coffee creations, if they're available.
  • Definitely the short ribs (in fact, one of the best) and poached lobster. Gnocchi & sardines were good. Hot foie gras was OK. Wine list is superb.
  • Corn potato gnocchi!!!
  • The short ribs. For all that is good and holy, get the short ribs. Some of the best I've ever had.
  • If you haven't yet sampled Bryce Shuman's cuisine at Betony, make your debut today, where the restaurant has begun serving a whole loup de mer for 2. The $85 dish is only available Sundays.
  • The sweet corn agnolotti comes with black truffle accoutrements that melt in your mouth. All dishes are beautifully presented
  • The fried pickles are amazing!
  • Holy short rib, batman. Plus try the beer list for pairings; works really well per staff recommendations.
  • One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Get the pickled peppers, gnocchi, short ribs and blueberry parfait.
  • The Jasmine Rice dessert is everything!
  • The chicken entree and the jasmine rise dessert