Testing Out the $10 Lunch Special at Ted’s Montana Grill
I would never eat at Ted Montana Grill (on 51st btw. 6+7th). What is this Mickey Mouse, owned by Ted Turner, we make bison burgers and are environmentally friendly BS. I’ve got much better places to eat lunch. What’s that you say? They’re offering a $10 lunch special with mini burgers, meatloaf and more? Well, I suppose I could check it out. You know, for work purposes.
In typical Midtown fashion, the deal is $8 for the rest of the country but in Midtown it’s $10. I guess it’s understandable, and in line with other Steakhouse lunch specials in Midtown- like the one at AJ Maxwell’s. The only difference is, this one is available for take out *and* eat in. So if you want to have a nice sit down lunch for $10, this is your new spot. For $10 you get your choice of 5 different entrees. There’s the pulled BBQ chicken sandwich with fries and slaw, meatloaf sandwich with fries, or the mini burger duo (one bison, one beef) with fries. There’s also cedar plank salmon and a half soup/half salad special, but what do I look like- a communist?
The two sandwiches were real tempting but I decided to go with the burgers. I was kind of curious about this whole bison burger thing (despite it’s selling point being that it’s “more lean”.)
I have no idea which was bison and which was beef, although I’m guessing the American flag must have indicated one or the other. Both were well cooked, and not dry at all (partly because they were well cooked, but mostly because they were covered in delicious grease from being griddled.) They weren’t stingy with the American cheese, although I thought the giant hunk of tomato and the pickles got in the way. (But that’s just personal preference.) Each burger was probably just over 2 inches wide. Not huge, but certainly enough food with the fries- which appeared to be fresh cut from real potatoes, a huge bonus. The burger was well seasoned, and the fries were well salted. What more could you ask for for $10? (Actually, you could ask for ketchup and napkins. They forgot both…)
This place is hopping during lunchtime, so if you do plan on ordering it to go I would do it over the phone. The order will probably take up to 20 minutes. It was totally good enough that I will probably head back to try the other two sandwiches. My only real complaint with the lunch is the fact that they are forced by law to put the calorie count on the menu because there are more than 15 Ted’s Montana Grill locations nationwide. I don’t need to know that my lunch is over 1000 calories. Although, I didn’t eat the American flag. How many calories do you think that saved me?
Ted’s Montana Grill, 110 W. 51st St. (btw. 6+7th), 212-245-5220
Check out a PDF of the $10 lunch special menu here. Only valid from 11am to 4pm.