4 Charles Prime Rib
The first time I came here, I was unimpressed (to be candid). I had high expectations, and they were not met. That being said, after visiting sister restaurant Au Cheval in Chicago (a must when visiting my Windy City), I was compelled to give it and its burger another try. It didn't disappoint. The decor is (new) old-world ... Italian Steakhouse meets supper club/speakeasy. The decor is sumptuous red leather banquets, mahogany tables and chairs, oil paintings, and old photographs of people from another era. With ten tables only, book in advance or eat late (when you can get in). This will be the warm-up for when NYC gets an official outpost of Au Cheval, which has been slated to open in Tribeca (79 Walker Street???) for some time. When that happens, get your bums there for a burger that makes Chicagoans proud!