Beacon Restaurant in midtown Manhattan, known for cuisine cooked over its wood-fired grill. My cousin, apparently, is a regular, and we were very well-treated by all the staff. The waiter held his own, trading jokes with my aunt; and we were paid visits by the manager and chef.
My aunt could not stop raving about the wood roasted bone marrow appetizer, from the second we arrived, so I ordered it. It was indeed as large as she said - too much in fact! I've had marrow before with parsley vinaigrette salad, and I really think having a little bit of acid and greens help cut the richness. This bone was served with horseradish toast (which had been brushed with olive oil), so it just added to the richness. You might not think you can have too much bone marrow, but I did, passing on my 2nd half to the birthday boy.
Pictured left and right are my aunt and uncle's entrees -- the Delmonico ribeye with onion herb relish (left), and the Venison paillard with red currant and black pepper vinaigrette.