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