Food & Drink

Blair Perrone Steakhouse

As part of the Ruth's Chris chain, this block-long space didn't pack the muscle to compete with Major League NYC meat purveyors, due in no small part to the foolish former tenants burying the bar in the basement like an unwanted mutant child. The new proprietors, both founding managers of Mark Joseph Steakhouse, injected some much-needed restaurant-'roids before yesterday's grand opening -- first by moving the bar front-and-center, and then by luring away half the staff from Mark Joseph.