LandMarc - What A Surprise!

LandMarc
Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10019
212.823.6123

It's not every day that my family & I eat at a fine dining, upscale restaurant. The day after Christmas (yes I'm very late with my posts), we had a family day out in Midtown Manhattan - lunch at LandMarc & watched the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City for the very first time.

The inside of LandMarc was quite dark, but definitely an upscale atmosphere and the window seats gives you a great view of Columbus Circle & Central Park. The staff were friendly and helpful. We all ordered individual entrees and a few appetizers/side dishes to share.

Appetizers & Side Dishes
We ordered the Roasted Marrow Bones, Grilled Octopus, French Onion Soup, and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. The roasted marrow bones was accompanied with onion marmalade, grilled country bread, and fig jam. I'm not a huge fan of bone marrow, but these were excellent and full of flavor! Will ordered the French onion soup and it was delicious and full of beef-like broth. The grilled octopus was delicious, full of grilled and charred flavor, and not overcooked at all. The Brussels sprouts with bacon was yummy! The Brussels sprouts were sauteed just perfectly and the bacon was had a nice crispy-ness to it.

Steak & Eggs
Will ordered a Steak & Eggs which looked really vibrant and tasty! His dish also came with home-fries and a watercress salad. The steak was cooked just the way he likes it - medium well. The home-fries had a little spice to it.

Seared Scallops with Polenta & Mushrooms
The Seared Scallops with Polenta & Mushrooms sounded fantastic, so I decided to give it a shot. The scallops had a nice golden shade of brown on top, but eating it wasn't pleasant because there were instances where I felt I was biting into sand and it get's worse. The mushrooms and polenta was very buttery and filling.

So you're wondering how did it get worse? Well when I was eating the scallop, the texture felt undercooked and later on that evening,I felt very sick and woke up the next morning feeling not myself. It was a family holiday  party, where I felt like I had no appetite and ended up vomiting and realized I had food poisoning from the scallops. Luckily my mom only had 1/2 a scallop so she didn't end up with the damage, I did. It took a few days to finally feel better and back to my old self.

I really wanted to like LandMarc mostly because it's a celebrity chef restaurant, but the very fact that I had food poisoning from the scallops and not to mention the fact that they had sand in it just wasn't a pleasant experience for me. I may return for a second chance, but I will most definitely not order the scallops and make sure my food is properly cooked again. 

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