Rue 57, French for 57th street used to be one of my favorite spots when I came to the U.S. many years ago. I used to order their Le château seafood platter for two for myself...so, when I went back, I thought it would be a good idea to order it, although I was not alone.
It is a big platter, full of clams, mussels, oysters, shrimp and a lobster in the center. I loved it: carefully prepared, it tasted fresh and the shrimp and lobster were perfectly cooked.
As an entrée, I decided to go for yellowfin tuna tartare, served with ginger juice, avocado and cucumber. This was another great dish: fresh and refreshing, with a nice acidity, I loved the pairing of the tuna and avocado.
Last was dessert. I tried the crème brûlée, that was pretty good, but not that original, as well as the Grand Marnier bread pudding that was fantastic (it is made with dried cherries and chocolate chips).
I should mention that I chose a glass of Sauternes with my meal...
I really liked my lunch at Rue 57; their seafood is delicious and worth trying, being the main ingredient on their not so French brasserie menu. If you are looking for a restaurant midtown Manhattan, this might be your spot...
Enjoy (I did)!
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