The chef Thomas Keller’s talent for frying chicken is such that many years ago he opened a family-style restaurant, Ad Hoc, down the road from his French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., where it was and still is the specialty. Now it’s landing in New York, at his elegant TAK Room in Hudson Yards, on Monday nights starting next week. He said that it was in response to popular demand and that he saw it as a way to play down the restaurant’s luxe feel. It will also be served on Monday evenings starting next week at another one of his places, The Surf Club Restaurant, in Surfside, Fla. A gluten-free version is available. The chicken comes with a couple of sides, often lush macaroni and cheese, delectable collard greens or feathery buttermilk biscuits. It’s not sold to go, but you can always order enough for leftovers to take home.
Buttermilk fried chicken special, three pieces with sides, $42, Fried Chicken Mondays, TAK Room, 20 Hudson Yards (30th Street), 929-450-4050, takroomnyc.com.