Scratch ‘n sniff: New Nick & Sam’s Grill Park Cities
Wow. The new Nick & Sam’s Grill Park Cities is so much better than it’s Uptown sibling, you might not know the two are related.
Good call, because Richard, a Charlie Palmer steakhouse veteran, can flat-out cook.
The menu only lists three steaks, so if you’re expecting Nick and Sam’s, you’re in the wrong place. Instead, it’s chicken croquettes, bento boxes of sushi, sauteed flounder and grilled catch o’ the day, an amazing black kale salad that I could eat every day, beet salad, Coal Vines pizzas, plus a cheeseburger whose burger meat is sourced from famed NYC butcher Pat Lafreida (I topped mine with a duck egg and good bacon). Lots of veggies, salads and sandwiches round out the one-page menu. Only a few items cost more than $15.
Of course, if you gotta have a steak, there’s a filet, a prime ribeye and a bone-in strip on the menu, too.