I’d highly recommend the $28 three course lunch at this high end dining spot in Rock Center if you’re looking for something classy without breaking the bank. The interior is bit too Zoolander-white spaceship for me, so weather permitting, try to snag a table outside in the plaza – really nice spot, and a treat to be dining in outdoors in Rock Center in a peaceful oasis nested into the surrounding buzz.
The food was well-executed and overall very good, just not exceptional. I had the scallops, tuna burger with fried zucchini strings and fresh fruit. The scallops were fresh, succulent and top notch, but the tuna burger had way too much sauce of some sort that made a light dish heavy – the zucchini fries were heavenly though! The fruit was… well, fruit. I sampled my colleague’s octopus, and that was excellent, so that’s another good option to consider.
The challenge for limani is that Milos sits a few blocks north and offers virtually the same menu but with better execution in every phase. You can literally order the exact same prix fixe lunch (down to the zucchini shoe strings) for the same price, and everything at Milos surpasses – from the airiness of the dining room to the freshness of the bread at the table to the consistency of the tuna burger – Milos wins.
Limani is definitely a top notch option for mediterranean cuisine in midtown, and it gets a big thumbs up for location and its outdoor seating, but Milos still retains top billing for me.