Feel rich without dropping Jay Z money at élan - Metro US

Feel rich without dropping Jay Z money at élan

élan dining room restaurant decor nyc gramercy The dining room at élan is a cozy affair, with muted touches.
Credit: Daniel Krieger

The late great Chanterelle’s David Waltuck (and his famous seafood sausage!) have returned at élan, a contemporary American restaurant in Gramercy.

The food is rich — think lamb with buttery moussaka and scallops in fettuccini with duck fat, which makes another appearance in an unexpected side dish: hash browns.But it’s also eminently affordable, at $15-$32 for main courses. The cocktails are playful, more “Sex and the City” than “Mad Men.”

Expect informed but relaxed service in a classy space, and save room for the amaretto cake with sorbet duo.

43 E. 20th St.

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