It is the start of a new chapter for famed restauranteur Tony Fortuna, whose popular establishment T Bar returned to the Upper East Side this week after more than a year hiatus. The new T Bar is more than a restaurant— though you will still find your favorite dishes on the menu— the opulent two-story space is a destination.
Built in a newly renovated townhouse located at 116 East 60th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, the new TBar features multiple dining areas accommodates 140 guests across its two floors and mezzanine, which are loaded with high-end fixtures, velvet booths and crystal chandeliers.
The new T Bar may have dropped the ‘steak and lounge’ from its name after 15 long years, but the restaurant still delivers on everything you expect from a Tony Fortuna-owned eatery.
Meat eaters will still find the prime cuts they desire on T Bar’s menu, whether it’s the Center Cut Filet Mignon, Prime Aged New York Strip, Dry-Aged Black Angus Ribeye or the big boy— a 40 ounce Black Angus Porterhouse. Weighing in at two and a half pounds, it can feed two to three people.
There’s also top floor private lounge with a separate entrance for VIPs. So they still have you covered with when it comes to steaks and lounging.
The rest of T Bar’s menu features a mix of dishes from their original location as well some new ones.
Shared plates include carryovers like the Seared Spanish Octopus with potatoes, celery and olives, Segundo’s Meatballs made from pork, veal and beef, and Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with soy, ginger and sesame seeds.
Fresh Guacamole, Shrimp Cocktail, Rice Balls with truffle and mushrooms, Thin Crust Pizza, Crispy Oysters and Crispy Sushi, fried to perfection, round out the appetizers.
As for entrees, Tbar’s salads are available with or without a protein on top, pasta is served four different ways and seafood dishes, like their Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Crusted Tuna, Herb Grilled Branzino and Seared Chilean Sea Bass are back and just as tasty as you remember. Chicken Milanese, Crispy Long Island Duck and Roast Free-Range Chicken are also available as a main course.
T Bar’s triumphant return comes a full twelve months after closing in its longtime location on Second Avenue between East 73rd and 74th Streets. The restaurant was forced to leave its home of fifteen years last September after an issue with its lease. Seamore’s has since taken over that space.
The new T Bar is open for dinner from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm seven days a week. Reservations are now available on Resy.