752 10th Avenue (btwn 51st & 52nd St)
Another gem discovered thru http://thestrongbuzz.com/
Chef Alex Garcia, best known for his days at Calle Ocho, has partnered up with owners Felix Ortiz and Arthur Pereira to launch Gaucho Steak Co., an Argentinean steak house based on the chef’s smaller sister restaurant, Gaucho Steak, in Montclair, New Jersey.
The menu starts with empanadas (corn, oxtail or seafood, all $3), shrimp ceviche with lemon oil, jalapeno and fresh lime ($9), crispy calamari with Argentinean honey ($8), and costillas—orange chipotle glazed boneless short rib with grilled onions ($9). But the real hook here is the grill, which turns out grass-fed Patagonia beef in a host of different cuts—NY strip steak ($18), gaucho (rib eye, $20), tira (short ribs $13), and espada (beef tenderloin dinner for two $38). If a juicy hunk of meat makes you feel too much like a Flintstone, there’s plenty of lighter fare including a vegetarian paella ($11), and a potato-crusted salmon with garlic Swiss chard and mango mustard sauce ($16).