A little bit steakhouse - a little bit Italian
forty2West is a little bit steakhouse -- it serves Porterhouse for two and Bone-in Ribeye; forty2 West is a little bit Italian -- there are impeccable house-made pastas and crudo; And forty2West is a little bit gastrobar – it boasts an extensive raw bar and craft beer selection. In a nutshell, this bi-level restaurant near Rockefeller Center is an Italian Chophouse and Gastrobar.
The wait staff is made up of friendly veterans, while the downstairs dining room has dim lighting, white table cloths and plenty of cozy, round booths. In the front of the restaurant is a full bar and lounge that’s ideal for watching sports, while private party rooms and another full bar are upstairs, where guests have a balcony view of the downstairs portion of the restaurant.
forty2West’s savory menu is divided into the raw bar, appetizers, house-made pastas, composed main dishes, grilled steaks and seafood, and sides (a variety of seasonal vegetables). Katie Rosenhouse, the lauded pastry chef who used to work for Bill Resk at Olana and has won the Food Network competition shows “Chopped” and “Sweet Genuius,” designed forty2West’s dessert program. Her creations are crave-worthy yet refined – chocolate, cheesecake and more.