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The 10 Off-The-Menu NYC Orders You've Gotta Know

By The Editors

Shh! These 10 off-menu orders are secret, delicious.
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03 September 2015

A welcome addition to the luxury lifehack toolbelt, Off The Menu will make a man the Fonz of any esculent occasion. Covering over 60 NYC establishments, the newly released app uncovers secret menu items to keep you in the know and keep 'em all wondering how you do it. Dig in.

American Cut
The order: In-house burger. Starting some nights at 5pm, you can order a juicy burger made from a house blend of prime brisket, short rib and dry aged rib-eye grilled briefly and then topped with Brooklyn Lager beer cheese and bourbon caramelized onions. $14

Benjamin Steakhouse
The order: Ask for “a little bit of everything:” The kitchen will put together a stunner of a family-style plate of steak composed of the various cuts available each evening. Price varies

Claudette
The order: Foie Gras and Fig Mostrada. Ooo-la-la. Chef Carlos Suarez offers a whole Hudson Valley foie gras seared and served with fig mostrada. $160

Delmonico’s
The order: Billionaire’s Flatbread. For the damn good day on the trading floor: crisp bread topped with lobster, American Kobe beef and Hudson Valley foie gras, all finished with gold flake sprinkles. $150

Edi & The Wolf
The order: Whole Roasted Duck. Served with a pretzel brioche, braised red cabbage, marjoram and seasonal sides. Order in advance. Serves four. $100

Élan
The order: Duck and Foie Gras Burger: Topped with bacon mayo, caramelized onion and fig chutney, served on toasted brioche with a side of smashed fingerlings. $26

Nerai
The order: My Big Fat Green Lobster. A six-pound East Coast lobster with saffron pasta tossed with carrot emulsion and chunks of uni. Order 24 hours in advance. $350

Tao
The order: Alaskan King Crab Legs. Cooked in a wok and served with choice of black bean, green chile, or red chile sauce. Order three days in advance. $80/lb.

Bouley
The order: Organic Connecticut Quail Egg. A poached quail egg arrives suspended in a warm foam of Cremeux des Citeaux aux Truffles (triple cream cheese with black truffle) and topped with 24-month aged Comté and freshly grated black truffles. Served at lunch only or as an addition to their $55 tasting menu. $14

And one more you won’t find on Off the Menu:

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse


The order: Filet Mignon Tacos. Made with the restaurant’s signature 28-day-aged Grade A filet mignon. All killer, no filler. Served on a white tortilla with horseradish-tinged steak sauce. $7/taco

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