Lenten Fish Fridays: Tri Tip Grill’s Salmon is a Fish Feast
Tri Tip Grill has quickly become a ML darling. For a chain restaurant they provide a good product at a decent value and they listen to what the customer wants (hello, Midtown Toasty!). And it’s easily one of the best brick and morters to come to Rock Center in ages. While they are best known for their beef, if you’re a huge salmon fan and observing meatless Fridays you might want to make this a Lenten Lunch destination.
Like Tri Tip’s other dishes the salmon catches the fire right when you order it so it’s not cold or overdone when you receive it. The fish itself has a bold and smokey grilled flavor. I opted for the “Bayou Peper Salmon Small Plate” for 9.99 which came with two marinated and grilled salmon filets served on “spring greens with Tarragon Aioli.”
The salmon was more than ample, but the greens were basically a token or garnish. I might suggest either splurging for a size of mashers for an additional $2.99 or going with the sandwich version of this for the “Jammin’ Salmon” sandwich for $8.99. As much as I love salmon, unless you’re a protein fiend or salmonphile, the amount of salmon without anything else to mix it up might get a bit monotonous by the end of the first fillet.
You can get a platter version of this for $14.99 which consists of the small plate version plus red mashers and gravy, roasted vegetables, bread and butter. $9.99 is rich for this cheapskate, so I’d have a hard time parting with 15 bucks, but given Tri Tip’s generous portions, I suspect that two people with lighter appetites could probably split the platter and come away satisfied .
Tri Tip Grill, Rockefeller Center Concourse, North Side, (212) 664-1003