Marc Forgione’s newest venture is American Cut, a high-end steakhouse with a dark, masculine aesthetic on Greenwich Street. A comfortable and expansive space with impressive service and presentation, this is one of two of Forgione’s American Cut – with the other being a few hours south in Atlantic City.
The restaurant offers a notable and comprehensive selection of meats, including 21-day wet aged and 28-day dry aged cuts, plus immense cuts for two, like the 40-oz. Porterhouse and the 42-oz. Tomahawk rib eye.
In addition to being a haven for the red meat obsessed, Forgione’s menu includes the usual, lighter suspects one may expect to find at a steakhouse. While you may miss the point by not indulging in the steaks, chicken and fish entrees and appetizers ranging from a classic wedge salad to a more inspired octopus served with romesco and a celery salsa verde are worthy selections.
The cocktail menu is full of the classics, but with modern twists. We loved the Green Dream, made from blended sugar snap peas, Hendrick’s amontillado sherry and lime, and the Artichoke Sour, an interesting concoction made with gin, artichoke liquor, vanilla, dry sherry, egg white, and lemon.
In addition to cocktails, a 16-page wine list is offered – we recommend a glass of ‘La Commandery,’ a non-intrusive yet full-bodied 2009 Cahors from Southwest France. And it wouldn’t be a proper steakhouse dinner without dessert – the salted caramel sundae is the ultimate indulgence to cap off the meal.