Walk into the atrium of the 1883 Temple Court Building, gaze up at the maze of cast-iron railings topped off by a glass pyramid, and you have arrived: The Beekman Hotel and home to Temple Court, Tom Colicchio’s newest restaurant. It’s dramatic yet charming old-school New York, from the jewel-toned stained-glass panels on the walls, to the plush banquettes lining the room. Beverage director Jarred Roth has made it affordable to drink well in such sumptuous surroundings. A bottle of Eva Fricke’s single-vineyard Seligmacher Riesling or a glass of Phrenological Kabinett Cider from Good Life Cider Co. are tuned to chef Bryan Hunt’s dishes: Order the sweetbreads, creamy and mild with bacon and nutty Brussels sprouts, or rabbit schnitzel perched atop buttery pistachios, roasted citrus and garlic confit.
Update 2020: Matthew Dahlkemper is now executive chef at Temple Court, while Darren Dunn oversees the wine list.
5 Beekman St., New York, NY
This story appears in the print issue of April 2017.
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