63 West 54th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.762243 -73.978228
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center
Pre-theater, anniversary dinner – My wife and I had dinner at Murals on 54 on 3/5/05. This was a great place. The decor was upscale, but unpretentious. Every person on the staff was extremely pleasant. The food was outstanding. My wife had the scallops baked in the shell, and I had the crab cakes appetizers. Both were very good (The crab cakes could have been hotter, but they were loaded with crab and that made up for it.) I had Chilean sea bass and my wife had rack of lamb. Both dishes were supurb. For dessert my wife ordered a chocolate cake that we were told would take 15 minutes to prepare. They were right on the money. Fifteen minutes after we ordered, this very decadant chocolate cake appeared from the kitchen. It didn't last long. We had a wonderful dinner and still had more than enough time to walk to the theatre.
spectacular place! – My colleague took me to Murals on 54 for dinner, and I was extremely impressed. The classy red decor around the two murals was splended - nothing overdone. Was a little overwhelmed at first- I felt like our conversation had to be kept low because of the heavy ambience, but the friendly servers made us feel at home soon after (at one point, the manager came over to see how we were doing- and he's very very cute and courteous). We had the escargot and thai ceviche as appetizer. Ceviche was good, but escargot was spectacular. My colleague had fish (forgot exactly what- think seabass), and I had the skirt steak chimichurri which were both so good it makes my mouth water thinking back. The restaurant was more on the slow side, but we got the extra attention and were treated like VIPs.
So Excited...only to be so disappointed – Went with a business partner to lunch hoping for fish, only to find three seafood selections on the lunch menu. Although the place's decor is very elegant, the food was fair and the service was lousy. Our server paid little attention to refilling our drinks, the runners brought the entrees out less than 1 minute after the appetizer, the server delivered another table's bill to us before we had even had entrees, and my partner's entree has a very noticable hair on his plate. And I think that all speaks for itself.
The namesake art gives a cheerful feel to this upscale American restaurant. – The Scene
Bright murals, the source of a 1930s controversy, overlook this comfortable, tiered dining room in the Warwick Hotel, redesigned in shades of ivory and red but retaining the eponymous colonial scenes. The hushed atmosphere is broken occasionally by rambunctious hotel guests, but for the most part calm reigns. Service is affable but missteps can mar the experience.
The menu's American standards--steaks, salads, raw bar goodies--are punctuated by occasional exotic flourishes, like Thai beef salad and Ecuadorian ceviche. These can be excellent: the Thai salad's strips of steak are gently limey, and the frisee is dressed in a sweet chili sauce. But the classics are the real standouts: Steamed clams are tender, garlicky, and juicy; steak au poivre is perfectly spicy; and mushroom risotto is musky and filled with succulent fungi. A dark, complex lobster bisque also deserves mention. Excellent desserts include an exceptional napoleon with fresh berries and chocolate pastry.
EXCELLENT !!!! – This was the most amazing restaurant ever !!!. The service was exellent and the food was delicious. My boyfriend and I were having a romantice night out in the city and he found this place. I have never been to a restaurant where the service was this nice and amazing and absolutely perfect. I HIGHLY reccommend this place to anyone. The PRICE FIXE - GREAT DEAL !!
As good as it gets – This is what I hope for when I go out to dinner. The service was the best I have ever had, attentive without feeling like the staff was joining me for dinner. The scallop appetizer is amazingly creative and equally delicious. I could go on, but I can simply say, dine at Murals on 54.
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