Ordering off the menu is a pro move.
Wins influence. Impresses friends. Flabbergasts enemies.
Consider it the culinary equivalent to insider trading — ‘cept it’s super legal.
Ordering off the menu when the restaurant doesn’t offer said item, though, makes you a buffoon.
Delivering you from aforementioned faux pas: Off The Menu, a new app for Android and iOS that’ll gain you instant cred with dining companions.
The app unveils a list of covert items at restaurants in 15 American cities, and they’ve got a whopping 61 NYC eateries on the roster.
Plumbing its depths, though, is no task for a busy man. So we went ahead and compiled NYC’s 10 most vital undercover orders for you right here.
Forget common fare like a peanut butter bacon burger at Shake Shack.
We’ve got a massive sharing plate of various cuts of steak at one of NYC’s best red meat dojos. A burger topped with duck, foie gras, bacon mayo and fig chutney. Even a decadent little thing called Billionaire’s Flatbread.
So call up your friends and make some reservations.
Tell ‘em to prepare to be impressed.
Pro tip: For wine recs, download Tipsi, which helps you familiarize yourself with the city’s best wine lists prior to stepping up to the Maitre D’s stand.