The menu at the Restaurant at Meadowood. [Photo: Michelle Tam]
Budget-savvy diners will be very happy to hear that Christopher Kostow's much-lauded, three-Michelin-starred The Restaurant at Meadowood has introduced two new options that are lighter on the pocketbook. First, if you want to drop in for drinks or a glass of wine at their newly remodeled 18-seat bar, you'll be able to nosh as well: they're introducing a new menu of snacks for $20 per person. And if you decide you want to stay for dinner but can't brook the $225 tasting menu or the $500 chef's counter menu, you can now enjoy a three-course meal for $90 at the bar, with the menu changing nightly. They recommend calling ahead; with 18 seats and a price tag that low, interested parties should probably be getting on the phone, like, now.
There's also been a continued effort on the renovation front after the restaurant itself was remodeled in early 2012. The bar, designed by Howard Backen, is the biggest new player, with a 20-foot beamed ceiling, two fireplaces, and fieldstone walls. Both the bar and restaurant now boast limestone tables with steel and reclaimed wood, and custom ceramic tiles are suspended from the ceiling.
Other new additions for 2013 are a private dining room, with a view over the restaurant's private garden, and a new wine cellar housed in the original four-seat private dining room, which was designed by Thomas Warner and is crafted entirely from walnut.
· Inside Meadowood's Transformed Dining Room and Kitchen [~ ESF ~]
· All The Restaurant at Meadowood coverage [~ ESF ~]