Simon & The Whale at The Freehand Hotel

On the first floor of the Freehand Hotel sits Simon & The Whale, one of the city's hottest new restaurants helmed by Chef Matt Griffen formerly of Fedora and Bar Sardine.  The sleek space features a long wooden bar, cushy circular booths and wrap around windows that showcase the busy city streets outside.

The menu is composed of delicious small plates like the bacon and gouda Zeppole served piping hot with a creamy mustard sauce...

...and a bright Arctic Char Tartare dotted with finger lime and smoked cream cheese on top of crispy multigrain toast.  I highly suggest beginning every meal with one of these dishes. Then move on to more hearty fare like Spaghetti Acqua Pazza, Roast Chicken or the delicious Fish Sandwich served on soft, fluffy poppy seed challah with creamy coleslaw and spicy dijonnaise on top.  This massive sandwich is a little bit unruly but it's worth it for the excellent flavor

Simon & The Whale is only open for dinner and has been getting rave reviews from just about every media outlet so reservations are highly recommended.

Simon and The Whale
23 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010