Danish/ Dutch. This restaurant uses Nordic techniques and flavors in dishes featuring wild and farmed ingredients from New York State. Specialties include sablefish, salt-and-ash-baked beetroot and frozen pine soufflé. B& L (M- F), D (nightly). $$$$ Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42nd St., btw Park & Vanderbilt aves., 646.568.4018. AT VERMILION Indian/ Latin. The menu features a fusion of Latin and
Indian dishes. Entrées include plantain- crusted seasonal whitefish and bife de chorizo (dry-aged sirloin steak, Himalayan sea salt- encrusted, sun- dried tomato chimichurri, yucca mash). L (M- F), D (M-Sa). $$$ 480 Lexington Ave., at E. 46th St., 212.871.6600.
Steak House. Since the original location opened in Boston in 1985, this restaurant has set up shop throughout the East Coast, serving a menu of Northern Italian dishes, from handmade pastas to steak and seafood. Glutenfree options are available. B & D (daily), L (M- F). $$$ 447 Lexington Ave., btw E. 44th & E. 45th sts., 212.661.4810.
American. Nestled underneath the overpass directly across from Grand Central Terminal, this bustling café and bar is known for its all- day breakfast (Belgian waffles) and brasserie fare (steamed mussels with Dijon mustard). B,L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ 90 E. 42nd St., at Park Ave., 212.286.9600.