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Sushi, steak, and now barbeque - Arlington Club's expansive approach

Arlington Club Chef/Partner of many tralents Laurent Tourondel
Melissa Hom

The multi-talented Chef Laurent Tourondel has added yet another title to his resume: Barbeque Master.

Arlington Club, his boisterous, energetic steakhouse-meets-Japanese-eatery, quickly became a neighborhood favorite and destination hotspot after its opening in 2012, with a scene-y vibe and fresh plates ranging from Blue Fin toro with dashi, nori salt and shiso to an American Wagyu skirt steak. Now, it's now hosting a "Sunday Night Barbeque" dinner program to cap off even the longest of weekends properly.

For the man behind the menu, who has such successes as the BLT restaurants and Brasserie Ruhlmann under his belt, this is just another step in conquering many corners of the culinary world.

Every Sunday evening, Chef Tourondel will be turning out refined, sophisticated versions of down-home classics like hickory-smoked baby back ribs, crispy Southern fried chicken, jalapeno corn bread and more at his sushi and steak establishment on the Upper East Side, adding yet another dimension to the already expansive menu.

While a recent trip to BBQ-centric Kansas City inspired this weekly supper, the dishes will be certifiably New York, marked by the unique, elegant touch Tourondel has already brought to his hearty steaks and delicate crudos.

Reserve your spot by calling the restaurant (212-249-5700) or booking on Opentable.

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