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The Writing Room

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  • American
  • 1703 2nd Ave, New York 10128 40.779444 -73.950813
  • (At E 88th St)
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  • (212) 335-0075
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Coke     3.25
Diet Coke     3.25
Sprite     3.25
Ginger Ale     3.25
Club Soda     3.25

Brunch Bakery

Brunch Coffee Cake     3.00
Brunch Banana Bread     3.00
Brunch Stuffed Bread     3.00
Brunch Plain Croissant     3.00
The "Basket" Brunch     11.00
Corn Bread     3.00

Brunch Salad

Brunch Cobb Salad Baby Gem, Avocado, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Tomato, Deviled Egg, Lemon    15.00
Brunch Market Salad Mesclun, Carrot, Radish, Fennel, Lemon Marmalade, Vinaigrette    14.00
Brunch Caesar Salad Baby gem lettuce, Parmesan cheese, garlic croutons and Caesar dressing.    13.00
Tri-Color Arugula, Endive, Radicchio, Parmesan, Lemon Vinaigrette    12.00

Brunch Entrees

Brunch House-Cured Salmon Plate Mixed Greens, Herb Cream Cheese, Capers, Onions, Country Bread    18.00
Brunch Eggs Benedict Served on an English muffin with hollandaise sauce and a side of home fries.    16.00
Brunch Huevos Rancheros Scrambled Eggs, Black Beans, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo    15.00
Brunch French Toast Cherry Compote, Almond Butter, Whipped Cream    16.00
Brunch Buttermilk Fried Chicken 1/2 Bird, French Fries, Housemade Hot Sauce    24.00
Brunch Fried Chicken Sandwich Cherry Peppers, Aioli, Pickles, served with fries.    16.00
Brunch TWR Burger Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, French Fries    19.00
Brunch Prosciutto e Bocconcini Aged Balsamic    15.00
Brunch Antipasti Please call restaurant for daily selection.    16.00
Brunch Strozzapreti Roasted Tomato, Pine Nuts, Truffle Butter, Basil    18.00
House-Made Granola Yogurt, Strawberries, Pumpkin, Sesame, and Sunflower Seeds    9.00
The Standard Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries    15.00
Brunch Rotisserie Chicken Pomme Puree, Charred Broccoli, Chicken Jus    25.00
Steak & Eggs Scrambled eggs, Marinated Skirt Steak, served with fries.    19.00
Pancakes Plain or Chocolate Chip, Whipped Cream    13.00
Bucatini Carbonara House Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Sunny Side Egg    19.00
Fritatta Spinach, Mushrooms, Tomato, Cheddar, Mixed Greens    15.00
Avocado Toast Guacamole, Poached Egg, Mixed Green Salad    17.00

Brunch Sides

Brunch TWR Sausage     6.00
Brunch Bacon     5.00
Brunch Fresh Fruit     9.00
Brunch Scrambled Eggs     6.00
Brunch Home Fries     5.00
Brunch Toast and Jam     3.00


Fava Bean Hummus Crudite, Housemade Flatbread, Smoked Paprika    14.00
Shrimp Cocktail Cocktail sauce and lemon.    16.00
Risotto Duck Confit, Wild Mushrooms, Grilled Garlic Scapes, Hazelnut Oil    14.00
Saxelby Cheese 3 selections, Fruit, Rustic Bread    17.00
Charcuterie Chef's Daily House-Made Selections    17.00
Beef Carpaccio Pepper-crusted beef with arugula and Parmesan.    14.00
Buffalo Mozzarella Marinated heirloom tomatoes and Italian chimichurri.    13.00
Charcuterie Prosciutto di Parma, Soppressata and Bresaola.    16.00
Cheese Plate Daily cheese selection, dried fruit, frisee and rustic bread.    16.00
Crispy Calamari Hot cherry peppers and lemon wedge.    11.00
Minestrone Roasted carrots, celery, yellow squash, ditalini and Parmesan.    11.00
Octopus Crispy Fingerlings, Caponata    17.00
Pasta Fagioli White beans, pancetta, ditalini and Parmesan.    11.00
Parker House Rolls Four house-made rolls toasted and sprinkled with salt    5.00
Pretzel Bread Three sticks served with mustard    7.00
Corn Bread House-made corn bread loaf    6.00
Tuna Tartare Cucumber, Shaved Radish, Sesame, Ginger Mustard Vinaigrette.    16.00
Truffle Burrata Proscuitto di Parma, Watercress, Aged Balsamic    17.00
Grilled Shrimp Head-on shrimp, Salsa Verde, Meyer Lemon, Young Coriander    14.00
Watermelon Gazpacho Chili, Basil, Pickled Watermelon    11.00
St. Louis Ribs Smoked, Housemade BBQ Sauce, Cabbage Slaw, Pickles    13.00
Grilled Shrimp Tomato-Basil Salsa, Young Cilantro, Lime    14.00
Burrata Arugula, Georgia Peaches, Watermelon Radish, Pistachio, Strawberry Vinaigrette    15.00
Meatball Parmesan Sliders 2 sliders per order    11.00


Cobb Salad Gem Lettuce, Avocado, Bleu Cheese, Bacon, Tomato, Deviled Egg, Lemon    15.00
Caesar Salad Gem Lettuce, Parmesan, Garlic Croutons    13.00
Heirloom Tomato Perisian Cucumbers, Mint, Hazelnut    14.00
Tri-Color Salad Endive, Radicchio, Arugula, Parmesan, Lemon Vinaigrette    12.00


Bucatini Carbonara House Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Soft Boiled Egg    22.00
Strozzapreti Roasted Tomato, Pine Nuts, Truffle Butter, Basil    19.00
Spaghettini and Meatballs San Marzano Tomatoes, Garlic, Parmesan    21.00
Gnocchi Mushroom Fricassee, Herb Pistou, Grana Padano    22.00
Fettuccine Tuna, tomatoes, broccoli rabe, olives, garlic and chili flakes   Small 13.00 Large 22.00
Tagliatelle House-made Italian sausage, broccoli cream and fontina.   Small 12.00 Large 21.00
Ricotta Ravioli Pattypan squash, squash blossom and gremolata.    20.00
Gnocchi Mushroom Fricassee, Herb Pistou, Grana Padano    22.00

Main Course

Seared Atlantic Salmon Summer Vine Beans, Cherry Tomato, Red Pepper Agrodulce    28.00
Pan-Seared Branzino Fava Beans, Wild Mushroom, Tokyo Turnips, Hazelnut Gastrique    32.00
Rotisserie Chicken Broccoli, Fingerling Potatoes, Cauliflower, and Chicken Jus    29.00
Prime New York Strip Loin Grilled Fairytale Eggplant, Cherry Tomato, Salsa Verde.    44.00
Filet Mignon Patty Pan Squash, Asparagus, TWR Steak Sauce.    38.00
TWR Burger Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a potato bun. Served with french fries.    19.00
Chicken Parmesan Served with a side of angel hair pasta with garlic and oil.    24.00
Seared Atlantic Salmon Baby Zucchini, Fingerlings, Arugula Pesto, Zucchini Blossom.    29.00
Grilled Swordfish Served with asparagus and charred lemon.    28.00
Prime Ribeye Milanese Served with summer arugula salad.    29.00
Shrimp Parmesan Angel hair pasta with garlic and oil.    24.00
Whole Roasted Trout Served with almonds, string beans and charred lemon.    28.00
Long Island Duck Crescent Farm Duck Breast, Honey Glazed Turnips, Cherry Mustardo    34.00
New York Strip Loin Steak Frites, Green Salad, Beurre Rouge    38.00
Country Fried Chicken Sweet Corn Bread, Rustic Fries, Smoked Maple Butter    27.00
Prime New York Strip Grilled Fairytale Eggplant, Cherry Tomato, Salsa Verde.    42.00
Vegetable Mezze Market Vegetables, Olive Tapenade, House Yogurt, Harissa ***This dish can be made vegan***    21.00
Country Fried Chicken 1/2 Bird, French Fries, Housemade Hot Sauce    24.00
PEI Mussels Beer, Andouille Sausage, Tomato, and Chili. Served with side of fries.    23.00


Asparagus     8.00
Sauteed Spinach Roasted Garlic    7.00
Mushroom Risotto     9.00
Broccoli Rabe     7.00
Local Corn Cranberry Beans, Cherry Tomato    7.00
Roasted Carrots Yogurt, Herbs    7.00
Fried Artichokes Spring Onion, Harissa.    7.00
Rustic Fries     7.00


Cookie Plate Chocolate chip cookies and fudge brownies.    9.00
Fresh Fruit Seasonal selection.    10.00

Lunch Appetizers

Lunch East Coast Oyster 1 oyster.    3.00
Lunch West Coast Oyster 1 oyster.    3.00
Lunch Shrimp Cocktail With cocktail sauce and lemon.    13.00
Lunch Tuna Sashimi Fried caper vinaigrette, Pecorino and lemon zest.    13.00
Lunch White Bean & Tomato Soup Rustic Bread, Fennel Frond Pesto    12.00
Lunch Buffalo Mozzarella With heirloom tomatoes and Italian chimichurri.    13.00
Lunch Minestrone Roasted carrots, celery, yellow squash, ditalini and Parmesan.    11.00
Lunch Baked Clams Parmigiano Reggiano, pancetta and herb crumbs.    13.00

Lunch Salad

Lunch Tri-Color Salad Endive, radicchio, arugula, Parmesan and lemon vinaigrette.    11.00
Lunch Caesar Salad Baby gem, croutons, shaved Parmesan and Caesar dressing.    12.00

Lunch Pasta

Lunch Capellini Little neck clams, blistered cherry tomato and white wine.   Small 11.00 Large 20.00
Lunch Spinach Rigatoni Fire roasted tomato, Parmesan and basil.   Small 10.00 Large 19.00
Lunch Spaghetti and Meatballs San Marzano tomatoes, garlic and Parmesan.   Small 11.00 Large 20.00
Lunch Olive Fettuccini Lamb Bolognese, ricotta and mint   Small 11.00 Large 20.00

Lunch Entrees

Lunch Sicilian Wedge Prosciutto, soppressata, provolone, arugula, basil and vinaigrette.    15.00
Lunch Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich Taleggio, arugula, tomato and garlic aioli.    14.00
Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwich Herb focaccia, roasted pepper and balsamic.    14.00
Lunch Parmesan Wedge With chicken, eggplant or meatball and semolina hero.    15.00
Lunch Atlantic Salmon Arugula pesto, artichokes, celery and carrots.    22.00
Lunch TWR Burger Cheddar, brioche bun, french fries and onion rings.    16.00

Lunch Sides

Lunch Rustic Fries     5.00
Lunch String Beans     6.00
Lunch Sauteed Spinach     6.00


The Writing Room
1703 2nd Ave
At E 88th St
(212) 335-0075
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