The Royal is an upscale restaurant and lounge situated directly below Union Square at the heart of New York City. 43 LED screens line up their walls with cushioned bar stools that gives off a vibe of a high-class hotel than a regular sports bar. Did we mention that it’s also a club? Several well-known DJs come and play their awesome music here, making it jam-packed most especially in weekends.
The also have a myriad of food available for those looking for a place to have some snacks. They offer food ranging from the usual chicken wings and nachos down to exotic dishes like fish bahn mi and miso-grilled eggplant.
Chef Eleazar Nun is one of the chefs responsible for creating The Royal’s signature dishes. We asked him for a recipe that he thinks would appeal most to people in winter. He handed us his recipe for “Meatball Ciabatta.” We asked why he think it’s perfect ofr the season. He responds by saying, “Meatball Ciabatta makes for the perfect sandwich to stay warm and cozy at home or out with friends. You cannot go wrong when mixing toasty warm bread, parm meatballs, marinara sauce, cheese and basil. It will make one forget how cold it is with so many bursting flavors.”
Meatball Ciabatta Recipe
10 ounce Ground Beef
4 teaspoons Olive Oil
1/2 cup Parm
4 slices Provolone
1/2 Cup Marinara Sauce
2 Basil Leaves, chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
7 inches Rectangular Rosemary Ciabatta Bread.
1. Make the balls in a medium size bowl by combining ground beef, olive oil, parm, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well, then make 4 meatball pieces at 3 ounces each.
2. Bake the meatballs at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes on a rack over a sheet pan inside the oven.
3. Cut Ciabatta vertically in the middle, then toast it.
4. Heat marinara sauce on the stove until warm.
5. Build the sandwich by laying down some marinara sauce on both sides of bread, then adding provolone. Let the cheese melt in the oven for 20 seconds, then add the meatballs, chopped fresh basil. Best served with fries or a salad. Enjoy!
The Royal is located at 127 4th Avenue New York, NY 10003.[mappress mapid=”157″]
Hours of Operation
Monday – Wednesday 04:00pm – 12:00am
Thursday and Friday 04:00om – 04:00am
Saturday 12:00pm – 04:00am
Sunday 12:00pm – 12:00am