What’s Old Is New Again…NYC Restaurant Review

Broadway Bound…where to eat?!

The theater was on West 50th Street. A week prior I tried  the Palm, the venerable steakhouse.

It was booked so I made a reservation at Gallaghers for 6:15pm on a Saturday night.

That was a score, but I failed to notice that it was Gallagher’s Steakhouse in Las Vegas.


On the night of the play we walked down to West 50th and arrived around 6:45.

The bar at the Palm was not crowded so we secured a window seat.

I ate at the Palm in Los Angeles so much that they discussed a caricature of me on the painted walls.

Fond memories.

A bit of history..,Back in 1926, during Prohibition, two immigrants from Parma, Italy, Pio Bozzi and Giovanni “John” Ganzi opened an Italian restaurant on NYC’s East Side. When Bozzi and Ganzi sought to register the restaurant as Parma, named after their hometown, a city clerk, who could not understand their accent, issued the license under the name Palm not Parma.

The New York locations along with the other 20 Palm restaurants were sold in 2020 for $45 million.

Back to reality, our server, Kiril, was a joy and presented very generous Chopin martinis with extra olives ($18).

Braced for dinner, we had a fun time skirting meatdishes which looked tantalizing along with fish, Italian and seafood options.

We ordered the amazing Wedge.

The huge salad (photo is only half of the salad)   contains tantalizing Danish blue cheese crumbles, toasted walnuts, bacon, cherry tomatoes, chives and fried onions with a light lemon vinaigrette dressing ($15.50).

The half dozen Blue Point Oysters were sweet accompanied by great cocktail sauce and potent, fresh horseradish (1/2 dozen $20).

The Colossal Lump Crabmeat Cocktail was sensational and plentiful. The sweet meat was tender and flavorful ($30).

We enjoyed our dinner and at 7:55pm headed across the street for an 8pm curtain.

What a lovely Saturday night in the big city.

Palm 250 West 50th Street. Open Monday-Saturday 11:30 am-10:00 pm, Sunday 4-9pm. Reservations on OpenTable.com.

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