The Vanderbilt family is perhaps the closest to the American equivalent of a royal family, unless you count the Jolie-Pitt clan. While we can’t attest to the quality of their cooking and we suspect most of it was done by someone else anyway, we can promise that The Vanderbilt Restaurant and Bar will provide a mouth-wateringly exciting gastronomic adventure. Winner of one of the Village Voice’s 2010 Best of New York Awards for Robert Sietsema’s Top 10 Favorite Restaurants, The Vanderbilt provides a global menu of bold flavors and enticingly unique dishes.
Sample Chef Saul Bolton’s menu of international fare with a first course dinner snack, followed by one of four house-made sausages and finished with a shared dessert. Dinner snack options include the deliciously savory homemade jerky, hush puppies with smoked garlic mayo, the spicy friend chicken wings or the fried pickles with Vanderbilt ranch dressing. Sausage options include traditional smoked kielbasa with potato salad, weisswurst with homemade sauerkraut and beer mustard, grilled Merguez sausage with house-made pita and raita or the Bird Dog, a chicken and foie gras hot dog with pickled slaw and a potato roll. Finish off your experience with dessert options like the Pinkie’s Gooey Butter Cake, chocolate pudding pop or the warm spiced doughnuts with pistachio ice cream, brandied cherries and apricot-orange coulis.