I was invited out for a biz dinner and when the name Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine came up…replied know the player, have yet to check out the Restaurant/Sports Bar. The place is huge and looks more like the type of places you see in Dallas and Atlanta. The decor is a mix of Leopard prints and wall to wall Flat Screens playing the games.
After checking out the menu I decided to start healthy with the Asian Pear Salad(Greens with pear,walnuts, raisins and Maytag Blue Cheese) For my main I and most of our table ordered the 10 oz Filet Mignon on garlic potatoes with spinach($38). I ordered mine rare,bloody, kicking and screaming and it came out fairly rare. It was a very good steak and confirmed this place is not your average Sports Bar. One of our friends had the Chicken Fettuccine in Vodka Sauce(pastas available in half and full portions)which he said was very good as he kept eyeing up my steak and our host seemed to be enjoying his Jumbo Shrimp Fajitas.
While I usually drink beer in a Sports Bar our host ordered vino for the table. The wine list here is a bit more extensive them most(any) Sports Bar that I have been to. Prices start at $40 a bottle and top out at $150. Most are in the fairly priced range of $40-60. In particular,the Morgan 12 Clones Pinot Noir was my favorite. For desert we loved the Warm Apple Tart with Cinnamon ice cream and washed it down with a good cup of coffee.
I do think this is a great place for conventioneers looking for a spot by the Javits Center to catch a game and eat a good meal or for office parties. However, for those looking for a New York experience…that I’m not so sure about. It’s more Filet and suits then Wings and Jerseys(Wings are on the menu). Though maybe, just maybe Clyde’s will give the New York Sports Bar scene a much needed jolt.
Clyde Fraziers is located at 485 10th Avenue