Bringing a glitzy, old-school, power-meal vibe to 1st St, Bowery Meat Co is the East Village's latest add, courtesy of Chef Josh Capon (consistent winner of NYCWFF's Burger Bash) and the team behind neighborhood favorites Lure, B&B Winepub, and El Toro Blanco.
This is the main dining room -- note the big, luxurious booths on one side, the gorgeous man cave of a private dining room, and the wine room at the end.
Kick things off with some of the broiled oysters (w/ garlic, breadcrumbs, and Romano), which are modeled after Chef Capon' s favorite New Orleans broiled oysters at Drago's.
There are actually a ton of non-beef things on the menu, including lobsters and other seafood, but your attention will likely be drawn to this beast of a pasta dish -- the duck lasagna for two, with braised duck, caciocavallo, and Parmesan.
And then there's the beef. The burger came late to the party, but is actually in the running for best burger of 2014. It's simple enough, but the dry-aged beef is deliciously funky and the raclette, red onion jam, and tomato garlic aioli are excellent complements.