Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Farewell to Metrazur

As a frequent visitor of Grand Central Station, I'm personally sad to see Metrazur go. Andrea Strong recently asked me to write up the announcement for the closing of this restaurant on The Strong Buzz. Here it is:

“Goodbye Metrazur”
It’s always sad to say good-bye to a restaurant that was a staple in the culture of New York City. After dinner service on July 1st, we must bid a fond farewell to Charlie Palmer’s Metrazur, located in the spectacular East Balcony at Grand Central Station. Named for a commuter train that once ran along the Cote d'Azur en route to Monaco, Metrazur has served seasonal American cuisine overlooking the beautiful and historic Grand Central Station for the past 11 years.

To thank the loyal patrons of the restaurant, Palmer will be offering a special Farewell A La Carte menu to guests in place of their Lunch 27 and Dinner 49 menus beginning Monday, June 27th and running through the restaurant’s close on Friday, July 1st. This special menu will include the most popular dishes from years past, including Ahi Tuna Tartare ($16), Pork Tenderloin ($26) and the Roasted Heirloom Beet Salad ($14).

In a note sent to the patrons of Metrazur by Palmer himself, he thanks them for their many years of support, welcomes them to dine at his flagship restaurant, Aureole, and urges them to be on the lookout for his upcoming ventures in New York City. Says Palmer, “When I stand at the top of the staircase and look out into the terminal, it's like cooking in the center of the world."

Au revoir Metrazur, you will certainly be missed!

Metrazur is located in the East Balcony at 404 Grand Central Terminal. For reservations, call 212-687-4600.

Aureole is located at One Bryant Park (at 42nd Street).

Let's Eat!
-The Fabulous Foodie

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