Is it possible to perform extraction like in the movie Inception? We hope so, because you can send Leonardo DiCaprio into our minds any day. Either way, we’re here to plant ideas in your head about Swift & Sons, a steakhouse with a separate seafood restaurant inside of it.
Cold Storage is a great seafood bar inside of Swift & Sons, but we’ve already established it’s the supporting actor in this dual relationship. Just like it’s impossible to steal the spotlight from Leo, a lively and pristine steakhouse firing on all cylinders will always be the star of the show.
Swift & Sons is a traditional steakhouse in the sense that it’s a huge space that offers the usual steaks, sides, and quality service you want in a restaurant like this. It opened in the restaurant-centric Fulton Market neighborhood that didn’t have anything similar, and Swift & Sons emanates the style and coolness of the old meatpacking neighborhood.
Everything we like about a traditional steakhouse combined with everything we like about Fulton Market is a winning combination. That means great food, service, action, and your own sense of regality all in the confines of a revamped warehouse space that once served more blue-collar needs. Even with significant renovations, the lingering sense of the neighborhood’s personality remains, and the design of Swift & Sons gives it a bit of a edge.
Don’t wait for Leonardo Dicaprio to visit your dreams as a sign to eat at Swift & Sons. We already convinced you, whether you know it yet or not.
Remember how we said there’s that seafood restaurant Cold Storage inside of Swift & Sons? That means the seafood at Swift & Sons is good. Starting with a cold platter is a good way to get the best of both worlds if your main course will be a steak. Inception.
Arugula, parmesan, lots of mushroom, fennel, onion, and a lemon sauce. A basic but good salad.
One of the most interesting and best takes we’ve seen on salmon tartare. It’s covered in crème fraîche and charred onion before getting topped with a cold cucumber gazpacho of sorts. It all goes together extremely well.
A great way to experience Swift & Sons without spending a fortune is to post up at the bar for a burger. Make sure to still get an appetizer or side along with it to round out your meal.
Cheesy potatoes with country ham and caramelized onion = #1 side.
Our other go-to side choice.
You obviously want a steak, but don’t cheat yourself with some sort of baby filet. The ribeye is what we normally order. New York strip is also acceptable.
If you’re a serious meat eater, then you know cap steaks are rare cuts to see on a menu. It’s a tender and lean cut, and Swift & Sons is serving it as part of their surf and turf special along with a 1½ lb lobster. It’s a bit of a splurge at $72, but it’s worth it if you’re interested.