Kennedy’s, the Celtic bastion on West 57th Street, has been a standout dining and drinking destination for decades. Convenient to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Theater District, the large pub-like bar has long been a popular celebrity watering hole, as the pictures of very bold faced names adorning the walls attests.
Now the dining room beyond, with its cozy bar and striking stone-faced fireplace, has taken on a classic New York steakhouse (with an Irish accent!) menu persona and a new name – JFK Grill Room. A raw bar brimming with pristine shellfish draws the eye and tempts the palate, while dry aged steaks, intriguing lamb preparations, luscious braised dishes and succulent seafood dishes address carnivorous appetites. Mouth watering baked vegetable confections, crisp brightly flavored salads, classic steakhouse sides and a daily pasta assure vegetarians’ comfort level. All complemented by an impressive wine list.
Out front, the Bar remains a casual haunt for traditional pub grub and longstanding Kennedy’s favorites like Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Lamb Stew and Burgers.
And the intimately elegant Library beckons for private events. Kennedy’s and the JFK Grill Room, a winning and winsome marriage of two time-honored New York City institutions – the Irish pub and traditional steakhouse – in the heart of midtown Manhattan’s vibrant West Side.
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