Jeff: - [Shared] - I am discomforted by how tall everyone in this establishment. Perhaps it speaks of some higher echelon in which Sameer and I trespass. Just stringy waifs and power jackets abound. As Sameer said, the burger thankfully lacked the first visit's wax-mouth effect from some clarified butter overkill, and was a wonderment of delights to eat.
The steak was cooked medium rare based on the waitress' note that they cook their steaks "french-style" here, and that medium rare was a "warm red" middle. Lo-and-behold, the steak was perfectly cooked. Outstanding flavor, well-seasoned, delightful to the last bite. I actually preferred this NY strip to the burger, but perhaps I was in just one of those stripy new york moods.
Also, in a rare digression regarding appetizers, I would like to apologize for even suggesting we get the lamb tartine, thereby denying ourselves the pleasure of the bone marrow starter. Also, I'm pretty sure that table next to us was purposefully rubbing their marrow in our faces by ordering it, and then eating it, and then rudely not offering to share any of it with us. The other patrons at this joint sure do ruin the experience.