This decidedly non-recession-friendly meal is a 20-ounce Kobe beef patty served with chipotle ketchup, stone ground mustard and…tater tots? Seriously? With a $41 meal? For that price, we'd much prefer to hop over to Spice Market and grab the tasting menu, but you can also get a classic burger for a much more reasonable $15. Maybe that's the point -- they shock you with the $41 Kobe price tag and then $15 for a basic burger almost sounds like a deal.
In celebration of its 140th anniversary, Old Homestead also recently unveiled a new space, the Schnabel Room, named for artist Julian Schnabel, who is known for directing The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, designing the interior of the Gramercy Park Hotel, and building that crazy hot pink palace in the West Village. Schnabel's photography adorns the new brick-walled space, a prime place to reserve if you've got a dozen friends in town and a couple grand to burn.
· Old Homestead [Official Site]
· Keeping the Spice Alive in MePa [Jaunted]
· French Toast, Champagne, and Rosé-filled Flamingo Bongs: Brunch Gets Naughty in Manhattan [Jaunted]