314 West 11th Street,
Phone: (212) 620-0393
The Roquefort-topped burger alone is reason enough to head to the city’s first gastropub. Still, April Bloomfield has got plenty more up her sleeve than that at this buzzing, two-story watering hole dealing in British bar bites, like roll mops and devil’s on horseback. Bloomfield takes inspiration from all over the world and the result is an exceptional dish of ricotta gnudi bathed in brown butter and fried sage and pork belly with salsa rossa and polenta. If you’re not a big carnivore, there’s plenty of seasonal veggie dishes and a killer chocolate cake for dessert.
Don’t Miss Dish: Pot of pickles, Roquefort Burger, crispy pig ear salad, ricotta gnudi, & devils on horseback.
End With: Chocolate cake.
Drink This: Spotted Pig cask beer or anything else on draft.
Occasion: Casual date, bar bites, group dinner.