American Cut is a burgeoning restaurant chain from LDV Hospitality (Veritas and Scarpetta are among its holdings) and Marc Forgione. They’ve done a nice job with a tough space, putting a patterned covering on those imposing black “windows” and potted shrubs on the loading dock—and the cavernous room has been divided into several rooms or areas, so you don’t feel like you’ve entered a warehouse. There’s still a bar along the south wall; the seating across from it is the noisiest in the restaurant. And the place looks sharp, a mix of old Hollywood glamour (art deco light fixtures, a diamond-patterned floor, sophisticated lighting) and industrial Tribeca (chicken wire above the bar). As for the food, it walks a fine line—with enough of Forgione’s creativity to be interesting, but not so much that it’ll scare the kind of people who like steakhouses. Note: There are several private rooms.