One night, Mr. M&P and I decided to go out to dinner to treat ourselves. We didn't want something fancy but we did want to try something new. I suggested Le Relais de Venise. I've read a lot about it but haven't tried it yet. He heard steak and was in.
We arrived to a busy room and people waiting in front. The hostess was no where to be seen. Everyone waited for a good while before she finally came around to greet us. We're sat at a two top table and the server comes over. She explained that the meal was only salad then steak frites. It's a prix fixe price of $26. We agree to this menu and the salad comes to our table rather quickly. One look and I knew why. It was pre-made. The greens were wilted from the tangy mustard vinaigrette. I ate it anyway but I couldn't get past my non-crunchy lettuce. The walnuts on top did nothing for me either.
Oh, I do want to mention that they offer a vegetarian option as well. Instead of steak as your meal, you can have a larger plate of salad or a plate of various cheeses. Same price.
Le Relais de Venise
590 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10154