Most New Yorkers love to eat out. But concerns about the waistline tend to hinder one’s decision on how often and where to go for the next meal. Siro’s Restaurant has set out to give health-conscious diners options that will whet one’s appetite without the guilt.
Siro’s Restaurant has teamed up with acclaimed nutritionist, NBC’s Today Show health expert, and New York Times bestselling author Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN to introduce the Joy Bauer Healthy Menu, a collection of light and healthy dishes that offers well-balanced, low-calorie interpretations of some of Siro’s classic dishes without skimping on taste.
Located in midtown, the New York City edition of Siro’s pays homage to the 75-year old original trackside restaurant in Saratoga Springs. Siro’s is quite spacious with very high ceilings. The interior also features murals and photos of the track and its spectators.
Siro’s menu has something for everyone. Known for it’s infamous 6-ounce Cheasapeake Bay lump crab cake ($19) and the irresistible lobster mashed potato ($11.95), Siro’s features everything from steaks and burgers to Italian specialties likes short rib cannelloni ($18). With such an enticing menu, the availability of healthier interpretations will allow diners to savor the dishes without feeling guilty.
Start off with the roasted butter nut squash bruschetta trio ($12)—whipped skim milk ricotta, red onion, fresh sage, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil served on grilled whole wheat crostini—for a total of 315 calories.
For the main course, you can choose from several mouthwatering options. Imagine, chicken Parmesan for only 580 calories! Ms. Bauer’s chicken Parmesan ($16) features a grilled 6-ounce chicken breast topped with part skim mozzarella and a fresh chiffonade of basil that’s nicely sealed with Siro’s house made pomodoro sauce and complemented by roasted garlic florets of broccoli.
Burger lovers will appreciate meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda’s ‘90/10’ grilled turkey burger trio ($16)—2 ounces of 90% lean turkey meat sliders (10% fat) topped with grilled zucchini, grilled Portobello mushroom, and hydroponically grown bib lettuce all served on 5 Grain whole wheat rolls. The best part is that there’s no guilt since the dish is only 530 calories.
If you are craving fish, try Siro’s BBQ glazed wild salmon ($36)—a grilled 8-ounce fillet lathered up and served with a diced cucumber and tomato quinoa salad and sautéed spinach with the perfect amount of garlic—a hearty meal for just 660 calories.
Since Joy Bauer’s Healthy Menu has received warm reception by Siro’s clientele, there are plans to expand the menu. Future items include Joy Bauer’s layered cocktail, featuring pomegranate juice, champagne, and Limoncello, and house made frozen yogurt—Venetian vanilla bean mixed with fresh berries, granny smith apples, and lemon zest all topped with house made whipped cream, shaved couverture chocolate, and orange zest.
If you are trying to eat healthier, dining out doesn’t have to be an agonizing experience. Siro’s and Joy Bauer’s healthy menu provides several delicious options that account for protein and veggies while preserving the taste. As the menu continues to expand, health conscious diners will definitely want to keep Siro’s on their radar for a well-balanced, scrumptious meal.
885 Second Avenue
New York, New York 10017