Back in September, award-winning chef Laurent Tourondel opened LT Burger, his interpretation of the classic American sandwich. Now chef Tourondel has partnered with the TAO Group to open the Arlington Club, which nods to a similarly timeless tradition: the steakhouse. The restaurant opened last Friday on the Upper East Side—in the former space of the newly transplanted Payard Patisserie—and serves prime steakhouse dishes as well as a selection of sushi creations, which reflect chef Tourondel's interest in Japanese styles and tastes.

Quintessential steakhouse salads and appetizers like Beefsteak Tomato salad ($12) with red onion and balsamic-sherry vinaigrette and Clams Casino ($16) give way to the main event, including seven different cuts of dry-aged beef and a collection of entrees. The 34 ounce Cote de Boeuf for two ($110) comes with decadent marrow bones, rosemary and onions while a lighter preparation of Dover Sole "Modern Meuniere" ($65) has lots of fresh flavor from preserved lemon, capers and fresh herbs. The sushi menu includes both raw and cooked preparations, like the Rainbow Nigiri Balls (Hamachi, Shrimp, Eel, Tuna, Salmon, Crab; $14) and Crispy Kobe Beef & Truffle (Black Truffle Aoili, Scallion; $17) plus a handful of ceviche-style dishes with Fluke, Hamachi and Bluefin Otoro.

No white tablecloths in sight in the bi-level dining space, which has touches of Beaux-Art style in the form of vaulted brick and glass ceilings and lots of warm lighting. The color-scheme complements the soft lights with lots of brick reds, light browns and flecks of gold. A private dinning room fashioned out of salvaged wine refrigerators can be moved to accommodate a large group or create a intimate dining experience for a few guests. For now, the restaurant is open for dinner from 5 p.m. until 12 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

1032 Lexington Avenue // 212-249-5700

Arlington Club Dinner Menu