Friday, June 05, 2015

New York: The Clock Tower Restaurant

New York:  The Clock Tower Restaurant.  The Clock Tower is Jason Atherton, the celebrated British Michelin-starred chef from London and acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr, new restaurant, it is located on the landmarked second floor of Ian Schrager’s new hotel The New York Edition inside the Iconic Metropolitan Life building on Madison Square Park.

The Clock Tower Restaurant.  The first thing you encounter, whether you come up in a private lift or walk up the sculptural staircase from the hotel lobby is the billiard room. The whole restaurant is extremely glamorous and feels like a private club with its mahogany wood paneled walls and specially curated photographs framed in big chunky gold frames.


The Clock Tower Restaurant.  The restaurant space has three dinning rooms overlooking Madison Square Park, a bar and a billiard room.  The absence of tablecloths makes the rooms less stuffy. It is open all day.

The Clock Tower Restaurant – Virgin Mary
Contessanally: Taste Stars ***
 very spicy

The Clock Tower Restaurant – Bread and Butter
Contessanally: Taste Stars *****
The sourdough bread is warm and delicious and the butter is churned with buttermilk from a 23-year yeast strain, Fleur de Sel is added – really delicious and special.


The Clock Tower Restaurant – Big Eye Tuna Tataki, English Cucumber, Radish, Avocado, Ponzu
Contessanally: Taste Stars **
ask for the salad without cilantro

Just opened in mid May, Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton’s menu offers seasonal contemporary British cuisine featuring updated takes on classic dishes and traditional tavern fare.

The Clock Tower Restaurant – one of the three dinning areas

The Clock Tower Restaurant - Tomato Salad, Tomato Gelee, Lioni Burrata, Basil Granita
Contessanally - Taste Stars ***
 Like a “show-stopper” the fashion in New York restaurants seems to be for sauces to be added to dishes directly at the table. Pesto is added above.

  The Clock Tower Restaurant - Milk Chocolate Cremeux,
Condensed Milk Sherbet
Contessanally - Taste Stars *****
absolutely delicious and beautiful to look at

The Clock Tower Restaurant
 With coffee a vintage tin featuring a photo of The Queen comes filled shortbread, marshmallows and toffees – a real treat
Contessanally - Taste Star *****

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