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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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  • (917) 775-0533
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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, Red Wine Vinaigrette    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
Blue Tortilla Huevos Rancheros Scrambled Eggs, Pinto Beans, Red Mole, Pico de Gallo, Queso Fresco    16.00
Classic 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 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 Sunny Side Eggs, Bistro Filet, TWR Steak Sauce, Toast, Mixed Greens    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    13.00
Shrimp Cocktail Cocktail sauce and lemon.    16.00
Risotto Honeynut Squash, Ras el Hanout, American Proscuitto    15.00
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
White Bean & Duck Soup Fennel Seed Crackers    12.00
St. Louis Ribs Smoked, Housemade BBQ Sauce, Cabbage Slaw, Pickles    15.00
Bay Scallops Piperade Broth, Bell Pepper, Garlic, Fresh Herbs, Grilled Bread    17.00
Buffalo Mozzarella Fig Agrodulce, Grilled Country Bread    15.00
Meatball Parmesan Sliders 2 sliders per order    12.00


Cobb Salad Gem Lettuce, Avocado, Bleu Cheese, Bacon, Tomato, Deviled Egg, Lemon    15.00
Caesar Salad Gem Lettuce, Parmesan, Garlic Croutons    14.00
Tri-Color Salad Endive, Radicchio, Arugula, Parmesan, Lemon Vinaigrette    13.00
Beet Salad Grilled Trevisano, Marcona Almonds, Blue Cheese Dressing    14.00


Bucatini Carbonara House Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Soft Boiled Egg    23.00
Strozzapreti Roasted Tomato, Truffle Butter, Basil    21.00
Spaghettini and Meatballs San Marzano Tomatoes, Garlic, Parmesan    22.00
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
Duck and Walnut Ravioli Butternut Squash, Brown Butter, Sage    25.00

Main Course

Seared Atlantic Salmon Caramelized Delicata Squash, Pumpkin Seed Chimichurri    29.00
Pan-Seared Branzino Roasted Market Potatoes, Romesco, Fresh Herbs    33.00
Rotisserie Chicken Sullivan County Farms Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Honeynut Squash, Za'atar    29.00
Prime New York Strip Loin Grilled Fairytale Eggplant, Cherry Tomato, Salsa Verde.    44.00
Filet Mignon Sauteed Brussel Sprouts, TWR Steak Sauce.    39.00
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.    26.00
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 Beluga Lentils, Pork Belly, Roasted Parsnip Salad    36.00
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
Grilled Pork Chop Nora Mill's Grits, Wild Mushrooms, Ahi Dulce Coulies    36.00
Vegetable Mezze Market Vegetables, Falafel, House Yogurt, Harissa ***This dish can be made vegan***    23.00
Country Fried Chicken 1/2 Bird, French Fries, Housemade Hot Sauce    29.00
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
Roasted Brussel Sprouts Honey-Chili Glaze, Peanuts    8.00
Roasted Carrots Yogurt, Herbs    7.00
Fried Artichokes Spring Onion, Harissa.    8.00
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
(917) 775-0533
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