Friday, November 23, 2012

Rinkside Dining at Celsius

Our rinkside restaurant has epic views, glamorous surroundings, and a full food and drink menu. With all of that on the table, it's no surprise that our pop-up restuarant Celsius appeals to a wide range of customers and occasions including romantic dinners, press events, corporate gatherings or holiday parties, informal lunches apres-skate, or just a quick bite in midtown.

And we did just that this week when we stopped by for a team lunch. We chose the upstairs indoor space with floor to ceiling views of Citi Pond, over the heated outdoor terrace downstairs that sits at the ice skating rink's edge. You'll find a large menu with starters and salads, entrees, cocktails, heart warmers, beer, wine, and dessert. Click for larger images of our selections below. 

Our Food Selections:
Shared Appetizers:

Crispy Calamari with chipotle aioli and sweet tomato jam

Wonton Wrapped Mozzarella with tomato and basil inside 

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Nonna’s Meatball Sliders

 Braised Short Ribs with Wild Mushroom Polenta

Pan Seared Ahi Tuna with seaweed salad and wasabi crema

Home-style Chicken Pot Pie

Our Favorites:
-Meatball sliders were a home-run in portion size, price, and flavor. How can you argue with Nonna's five generation old recipe?
-Wonton wrapped mozarella sticks made an old favorite new again. We all loved that the inside was filled with tomato and basil for extra flavor. 
-Ahi Tuna was a light and refreshing choice.

-The Pot Pie is usually a seasonal favorite in our office. This year's version reminds more of a French Onion Soup construction however, with the soup on the bottom, and puff pastry on the top. 
-Calamari was not quite crispy enough for our taste, but we loved the option of two dipping sauces. 

Open through March 3, 2013
Regular Hours
Sunday to Wednesday: Noon – 10pm
Thursday to Saturday: Noon – Midnight


Extended Holiday Hours 
December 14 to December 30: Noon-Midnight

Some areas of the restaurant may be closed occasionally for private parties, and tables at Celsius become a hot commodity, when the rink is busy on the Holidays and weekends. Celsius does not take reservations. All of that being said, the restaurant is large, and can often seat you right away during the day time.

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