Friday, April 24, 2009

New Peruvian Steakhouse Opens on 5th Avenue

It's open after many months of activity and occasional signs of life. The tables inside are cozy and decked in red tablecloths. The people who greeted me when I went in to get a menu were incredibly friendly (and those in the kitchen wore hairnets).

I was told that Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be special seafood nights. And that's good because the menu doesn't seem too Peruvian. I'm no expert, especially because I'm a (mostly) vegetarian, but there is no ceviche on the menu, nor is there a potato dish - other than french fries. Granted, the awning says Peruvian and American. Take a look below and judge for yourself.

They JUST opened, so it could be that purchasing the fish for ceviche was a monetary issue, but potatoes? That's my go-to dish! Anyway, there is plenty that looks like it would please meat-eaters. Here's a sampling:

Fajitas for $12. Beef, chicken, shrimp.
Soups from $3.50 - $7.50. Chicken, beef, beef feet, ministrone.
Steaks for $9 - $19. 16 oz. Porter House, 12 oz. T-bone, Steak with onions, Pepper steak, Breaded Beef.
Pork Chops for $9 or $10. Pernil for $8.
Broiled chicken for $6 or $8.
Plaintains, yucca, papas fritas for $3.

I hope they do well; they seem really sweet and eager to make a go of it. They have a $6.50 lunch special from 11 AM to 3 PM on weekdays. That may be the way to go to try them out.

Three and a Half Ginger
5th Avenue between 41st and 42nd
718 853 0400

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