When it comes to Upper East Side dining the choices can be perplexing. Often one finds the establishment to be a bit on the stuffy side and overpriced, or a lacking a genuine sense of originality. But, one restaurant is breaking that mold.
TBar Steak & Lounge (1278 3rd Avenue) is a refreshing venue that is full of wonder and pleasantries. Location is prime. It has been a neighborhood establishment that has survived the ups and downs of the changes in the area. With the new Second Avenue subway line, though, it finds itself in a prime spot just a few minutes walk too. It makes a perfect destination for locals, as well as tourists coming uptown to experience Central Park, museums and shopping.
Foremost what makes it stand out is quality and friendly service in a fun environment. Décor is colorful and sets a delightful ambiance. You cannot help but smile when you walk in the doors and are greeted by a lovely hostess.
Seating is ample and arranged in a way that you can have a selection of an intimate corner or a high-energy spot in the middle of it all.
Drinks served are a wonderful way to start the night with a perfectly spiced Tanteo Jalapeno Margarita or a savory Grand Royal.