Temple Court (Formerly Fowler & Wells)
5 Beekman St.
(at Nassau)
212-658-1848
fowlerandwells.com
New American
More fancy than casual

The first restaurant to open in the Beekman hotel, inside grand old 5 Beekman, was Tom Colicchio’s Tenmple Court (initially named Fowler & Wells, named after phrenologists who once worked in the building). The entire restaurant is nominally inspired by old New York, with chargers, cut-glass stemware, tabletop lamps, smoked mirrors, and stained-glass faux windows. (The lighting is flattering and the noise level subdued, if you don’t count the popular lounge in the adjacent atrium.) There’s little ye olde New York on the menu, which could be described as Frenchified New American, and prices reflect the ambitions of the decor.

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