MORE SPARKLE AT TELLERS ON CHRISTMAS EVE, NEW YEAR’S EVE AND INTO 2013
*New Design Elements and Menu Enhance the Classic Dining Experience
*Trinity of Color, Texture and Light in Iconic Dining Room
*Menu Reflects Soul of an American Chophouse with Spirit of Today’s Long Island Cuisine
Tellers: An American Chophouse in Islip, the 13-year old flagship restaurant of the Bohlsen Restaurant Group (www.brgroup.biz), sparkles more than ever on the eve of 2013 with new design elements and a new menu in time for Christmas and New Year’s Eve dining events.
“Our vision for Tellers has always been to create a truly great dining experience. Our refresh gives guests yet another reason to visit with more of what they value us for most -- exceptional ambience, delicious food and superior service. We hope they will enjoy Tellers more than ever over the holidays and into 2013 because of it,” says Michael Bohlsen.
ELEGANT NEW TOUCHES FROM ROOFTOP TO TABLETOP
Heralding the changes is a new signature “T” graphic emblazoned on banners waving on high from the facade of the1927 bank building’s entrance on Main Street. Inside the iconic dining room with 30-foot ceilings and art deco friezes, a trinity of color, texture and light beckon. Richly finished cream-colored walls are contrasted by smart brown leather and deep red fabric in upholstered seating, sepia touches in drapes and framed photographs and umber tones in plush carpeting. Tabletops are dressed elegantly with crisp white clothes as a canvas for handsome accessories including a chic new presentation of menu.
A MENU WITH OLD SOUL AND NEW SPIRIT
The menu at Tellers reflects the soul of an American chophouse with the spirit of today’s Long Island cuisine.
The top half of the menu suggests ways to start or complement the main meal. Headlining are For The Table Tellers signature duck fat fries with housemade dipping sauces ($3).
Among Appetizers are house-cured spicy-sweet black pepper bacon, veal tortellini carbonara and roasted diver sea scallops ($12 - $18). Simply Chilled includes sushi and raw bar favorites starting at $14 for tuna sashimi with wasabe crème fraiche to $76 for Tellers Seafood Tower with oysters, clams, shrimp, tuna and jumbo lump crab. Salads number half a dozen with all the standards plus a warm brie salad with green apple, Marcona almonds, mache and truffle mustard dressing and a Mediterranean salad of asparagus, tomato confit, basil, pinenuts with a tapenade dressing ($10 - $15).
At the heart of the menu is Classic Tellers: filet mignon, rack of lamb, Tellers Delmonico, NY strip, porterhouse and Tellers signature ribeye ($34 - $65). To tailor to one’s taste are a choice of seven Enhancements: au poivre, béarnaise, blackened, bleu cheese, horseradish crème fraiche, foie gras butter and Oscar. Mains extend to Meat & Poultry ($26 - $39), Seafood ($29 - $38) and Live Maine Lobsters steamed or spicy Millennium style ($24 - $26 per pound). Sides include Accessories, a roster of assorted vegetables and mac ‘n cheese ($13), and Potatoes in six styles ($12 each).
Alongside traditional chophouse desserts – cheesecake, crème brulee and rice pudding – are sweets with housemade ice cream ($8 - $9) flavors like pistachio and cinnamon.
Each course may be paired with high-value and valued wine selections ($10 - $18 by the glass; $40 - $2,000 by the bottle) kept safe in the Tellers Wine Vault and made accessible via sommelier recommendations.
Delivering on the dining experience is the teamwork at both the front and back of house. The new menu is designed by co-owners Michael and Kurt Bohlsen with operations director Robert DiPierro who oversees the talented kitchen and wait staff. The wine program is presented by Beverage Director Paulo Villela. Interior design is by James Wood who works with the Bohlsen Restaurant Group on all its dining concepts.
From 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Tellers’ new a la carte menu is available along with specials.
TELLERS CHRISTMAS EVE MENU SPECIALS
*Chilled seafood salad featuring octopus, calamari, shrimp, frisee, tomato vinaigrette, $14.*Butternut squash soup with wild rice, spicy pecan, crème fraiche, $12.*Veal chop parmesan with asparagus, fingerling potatoes, natural rosemary jus, $46.*Stuffed flounder with shrimp, scallops, crab, spinach, béarnaise sauce, $29.*Pecan pie with bourbon crème anglaise, $9.
NEW YEAR’S EVE
From 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, the new a la carte menu is available. From 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in the dining room, the menu is a $125 four-course price fixed dinner (below) presented with midnight champagne toast. From 10:00 p.m. at the Gold Bar, DJ music will spin and the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration countdown airs on large-screen televisions. At midnight, a complimentary glass of bubbly to toast 2013 is for all.
NEW YEAR'S EVE $125 FOUR-COURSE MENU SELECTIONS
FIRST COURSE *Buffalo mozzarella tomato salad with marinated tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar*Jumbo shrimp cocktail with traditional cocktail sauce*Roasted diver sea scallops with mushroom, brown butter lemon sauce*Slow simmered lobster bisque with poached lobster
SECOND COURSE *Classic Caesar salad with English muffin croutons, shaved Parmesan
THIRD COURSE *Tellers signature ribeye, 38 oz. USDA Prime, 21-day dry-aged*Surf and turf, filet mignon and Lobster Millennium*Crispy skin salmon with applewood bacon, potato hash, whole grain mustard, spinach*Boneless NY Strip, 16 oz. USDA Prime, 21-day dry-aged
DESSERT *White chocolate mousse with Champagne, fresh berries*Lauren’s hazelnut cheesecake with Nutella, hazelnuts, chocolate ganache, Oreo crust*Vanilla crème brulee with muscovado sugar, wild berries
TELLERS: AN AMERICAN CHOPHOUSE (605 Main Street, Islip, NY, 631.277.7070 or www.tellerschophouse.com) resides in a renovated 1927 grand stone bank building from which it gets its name. From its 30-foot ceilings and art deco friezes, comprising what the New York Times says “to be one of the most strikingly beautiful dining rooms on the Island,” to the clubby Gold Bar, private Board Room and walk-in Wine Vault, diners are transported to a time when superior service and quality were the norm. Adds Zagat Survey, “The fantastic experience comes in part from its gorgeous setting . . . meatery mavens laud the exceptional steaks and to-die-for seafood as well as the outstanding service.” The classic chophouse menu with local seafood and sushi selections is complemented by a diverse and imaginative international wine list. A regular recipient of Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence, the list of 1,000 labels is part of an 8,000-bottle wine cellar “kept safe” in the once bank vault. Tellers is one of six dining establishments from The Bohlsen Restaurant Group (www.brgroup.biz) who also own and operate the chic and casual Verace True Italian next door in Islip; neighborhood favorite Beachtree Café in East Islip; the Gold Coast harborfront Prime – An American Kitchen and Bar in Huntington; newly acclaimed and four star Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon Village; and the vibrant H2O Seafood Grill in Smithtown.