We recently went to Guy Fieri’s new restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar in Times Square (220 W. 44th St., 646-532-4897) for lunch.
The atmosphere was so comfortable, starting with the music — the song selections were catchy, and you can never get tired of it. The restaurant is three floors of fun. We think this is a good place to be.
The menu is huge, so the five of us decided to share our appetizers and entrees. It was a good idea, because we got to taste a lot of different things.
For appetizers, we had Sashimi Tacos, Guy-talian Nachos, and Rhode Island Calamari. All of it was delicious, but we would recommend getting the calamari. The sauce was absolutely perfect, and it had so much flavor.
For entrees, we had Cajun chicken Alfredo, bacon chicken mac n’ cheese, baked garden pasta with tomato cream sauce and basil, and Chinatown chicken crunch salad. Our favorites were the Cajun chicken Alfredo and the bacon chicken mac n’ cheese.
The Cajun chicken Alfredo had a spiciness to it that we couldn’t get enough of. The bacon chicken mac n’ cheese was really delicious and was as good as it sounds. We loved everything, but definitely recommended those two meals.
We enjoyed every second of eating and had many great laughs. We will never forget these memories, and we’ll be going back in the future!
Right before we sat down to eat, we actually sat with Guy and asked him a few questions about his new restaurant.
We wanted to know his favorite thing on the menu. Guy said, “That’s a tough one. Do you have brothers or sisters? It’s kind of like, ‘What’s your favorite brother or sister?’ It’s kind of hard. On the appetizer menu, I think the sashimi won over tacos. On the dinner menu, I would say probably General Tso’s [crispy] pork shank; the pasta, Cajun chicken Alfredo; the dessert, salted caramel fool. I’m not even a big dessert person, but it rocks.”
We wanted to know where he gets his inspiration for cooking. He said, “When I was 10 is when I started cooking, but before that, I was always interested. When I was . . . little, I would ask my mom the first thing in the morning before I went to school, ‘What are we going to have for dinner?’ I always wanted to know what was for dinner. My mom says, ‘You didn’t even have breakfast. You can’t ask what’s for dinner.’ My mom said, ‘If you don’t like what I cook, you can cook.’ ‘All right’ [I said], ‘I will.’ I went to the store that day, and I got some food and cooked. And that was it. I knew from that moment on. If I cooked, I got to make the decision on what we were going to eat. If I cooked, then I knew I could get to make people happy, and if I cooked, I didn’t have to do the dishes. That was a big win for me.”
For more, visit the website guysamerican.com.