$75 for prix-fixe menu for two ($90 value)
- Two orders of soups or salads up to $11 per person
- Two entrees up to $28 per person
- One dessert up to $12
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Manhattan's eccentric interior resembles a Victorian hunting lodge at first blush—but then it becomes apparent that the horns on the mounted ram's head transform into golden machine guns. This twisted taxidermy is actually a sculpture by Peter Gronquist, and it's one of several pieces of dining-room decor that demand a double take. What appear to be floral patterns on the wallpaper are actually baroque deer skulls, and the vintage photograph inside the north wall's gold frame is constantly changing, displayed by a projector. Even the bar holds curiosities behind its cowhide panels: it was once an apothecary's shelf, used for arranging remedies at a time when whiskey was thought to cure headaches and long boat rides were prescribed to treat scurvy.
In this Wonderland-like setting, the aromas of steak and contemporary comfort food permeate the airspace. Staples such as Manhattan burger pair St. Helen's beef and Beecher's white cheddar cheese, onions, and tomato vinaigrette and 1000 island dressing for toppings. As evening rolls around, dinner entrees combine a 5 oz. filet mignon and surf and turf with roasted fingerling potatoes. Lavish dishes have been enjoyed by Bill Gates and other figures of affluence, according to The Daily Meal, which is why Manhattan is one the restaurants featured in Where Billionaires Eat.