TUDOR CITY STEAKHOUSE In the elegant space overlooking the East River that was L’Impero and then Convivio, but has stood empty since 2011, Sylvan Hospitality, a new restaurant group, has installed a steakhouse. It’s a spacious, multilevel restaurant in the genre’s requisite wood paneling, though here it’s enlivened by metal accents. The menu is packed with the typical shellfish appetizers, salads, burgers, steaks, chops and grilled seafood, but with the addition of sushi rolls, pastas and risotto. It ventures into South America with assorted ceviches, a yellow-corn Venezuelan tamale, and chimichurri sauce over Cuban black beans and rice. Three chefs, but maybe not too many considering the breadth of the offerings, will be at work here: Joaquin Linares, the specialist for dry-aged meat; Adrian Leon, whose expertise is South American fare; and Bruni Bueno, in charge of desserts, notably cheesecake. (Opens Thursday): 45 Tudor City Place (43rd Street), 212-682-4000, tudorcitysteakhouse.com.
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