Picture James Bond – not Daniel Craig, but Sean Connery – pulling up to the curb in his Aston Martin and climbing out in his Antony Sinclair Savile Row suit with ascot neatly tufted in his shirt. He would glance to each side before walking into Beekman Bar and Books on First Ave. and 50th Street.
The Palm West crowd includes theater cast members, pre- and post-theater diners and lots and lots of carnivorous, loud and jovial customers. Every portion is huge. Steaks rule. Prime aged New York strips and Porterhouses highlight the menu. Desserts are obscene — one is big enough for six. The Palm West, 250 West 50th St. in Manhattan. Call: 212.333.7256, or go to: Palm West