85 Tenth Ave., at 15th St.
In an interesting turn of events, it seems that Shane McBride has curiously emerged from the kitchen at Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. Chef de cuisine Chris Albrecht has left the building (a month ago). After opening the original Vegas Crafsteak, Chris Albrecht brought the king-size steakhouse concept to New York City’s Meatpacking District.
Even with the recent onslaught of couture cuts available to mostly expense account clientele, few designer steakhouses could boast a steak sommelier and a menu that changes daily. Still, Craftsteak has suffered a string of disappointing reviews, the cessation of lunch service, and even acquired a new stove in hopes of turning their luck around. After suffering loss himself with the sudden closing of 7Square due to financial woes, Chef Shane McBride was a chef without a kitchen. Perhaps, they’re both due for a little good fortune.
Until we eat again,
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