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Lots of details are out about Thomas Aloysius Keller’s new Hudson Yards restaurant TAK Room, but what it actually served has heretofore been a mystery. No longer: it’s nearly identical to Keller’s Miami venue Surf Club, even in price.
A snack section includes $8 olives and $10 potato chips and french onion dip, while appetizers range from $16 clam chowder and $18 iceberg salad all the way up to $32 steak tartare and $46 soft-boiled eggs with caviar. The cheapest option in a section of pasta is $30 bucatini pomodoro, while fettucine alfredo with truffles fetches $46. Then there are the entrees, of which the most affordable is $30 eggplant parmesan. Ballers can opt for $85 Dover sole, filet mignon, or lobster thermidor. All desserts, like a slice of cheesecake, are $18.
As promised, there is plenty of tableside service and entertainment. Servers cut roast chicken and toss Caesar in front of diners, and there’s live music in the lounge area. As for the decor, tables have white tablecloths and emerald green leather chairs, as well as personal lamps. Fruit trees line the windows, which overlook the shawarma-like Vessel.