brings a taste of old New York to the Midtown dining scene. Located at The Gotham Hotel on 46th Street, Tenpenny’s large wooden doors lead guests to the tucked away restaurant, which offers cozy respite just steps away from the bustle of Madison Avenue.
Tenpenny is named for a sturdy carpenter’s nail, and recalls the spots that built New York City’s reputation as a restaurant town; the places where deals were brokered over oysters and martinis and the maitre d’s were a constant presence in the dining room.
Guests can start the meal with snacks such as rotating selection of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie to share. Appetizers include meatball "Wellington" and mushroom risotto with rosemary mascarpone. Pastas such as black garlic spaghettini spanish chorizo lump crab roasted tomato chared scallion and basil oil, join entrees such as roasted heritage pork rack with savory ‘apple pie’ and bourbon glaze and pan seared sea scallops wild mushrooms tomato vinaigrette crispy salsify on the bill of fare. The thoughtfully curated wine list and cocktails such as the Tenpenny Negroni and The Madison (Michter’s Rye, Amaro Nonino and Carpano Antica) are also a reflection of the restaurants creativity.
Tenpenny’s décor radiates warmth, with brick walls, floors made of 100-year-old reclaimed barn wood, custom-built walnut tables, rustic hanging lamps and a candlelit space. The restaurant can accommodate seating for 50 guests at the tables and 12 at the stone bar. A skylight at the back of the restaurant allows a peek at the stars, a rare view in midtown Manhattan.