First Look at Frederick Lesort’s New Bistro, André

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Photo: Melissa Hom

Frederick Lesort and Antoine Blech of Frederick's, Jour et Nuit, Orienta, and the Lemon have opened a new restaurant next to Opia, their relaunched lounge in the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 (that being the Renaissance on 57th Street and Park, not the one in Times Square where Chop Suey failed). They’re pitching André (the middle name they share) as a neighborhood hang (perfect for the times!) that’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but our slideshow indicates the interior is all about white tablecloths, sconces, and wainscoting (the highlight of Jordan Mozer’s design might just be the 36 funky red chairs). The head chef is Ted Pryor, who comes off stints in the kitchens of La Goulue, Orsay, and Les Halles. Check out his menu below.

Appetizers
Truffle Vichyssoise
8

Jonas Crab Salad with English Pea Purée, Tempura Zucchini Blossoms and Mango Vinaigrette
14

Summer Salad André: Lola Rosa Greens, Celery Remoulade,
Black Mission Figs
8

Imported Buffalo and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Five-Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar
12

Jamón de Bayonne and Melon Trio, Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
12

Lobster Ravioli with Summer Squash, Baby Basil and Lobster Bisque
14

Soft Shell Crab Noisette with Cucumber-Yogurt Coulis
and Herbed Salad
14

Smoked Terrine de Foie Gras with
Concord Grape Compote, Toasted Brioche
19

Main Courses
Warm Poached Lobster Salad with Baby Golden Beets,
Osetra Vinaigrette
28

Poached Atlantic Salmon, New Potatoes,
Jersey Asparagus, Sauce Vierge
22

Lightly Braised Maya Shrimp, Summer Squash, Fresh Tagliatelle
24

Roast Chicken Breast with Quinoa Grains, Butter Beans
and Sherry & Fresh Fig Drippings
22

Whole Fish à la Plancha with Summer Vegetables and New Potatoes
Market

Grilled Hanger Steak, Truffle Arugula Salad, Frites, Bordelaise Sauce
24

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, Sage Pulp New Potatoes, Snap Peas, Black Cherry Jus
32

Filet Au Poivre, Haricot Vert, Frites
34

André, Renaissance New York Hotel 57, 130 E. 57th St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-688-3939