Danny Meyer followed up his uncommon string of successes—Union Square Care, Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park—with a more casual restaurant, something that evoked the comfort and cuisine of the American South, but with his own fine-dining flair.
When a pub with a wholly British name peeks out from a quiet urban corner, one expects to find a dark wood interior, grumpy old men at the bar, and bready ales paired with toad-in-the-hole and spotted dick.
American Restaurant in New York, NY, United States
Schiller's Liquor Bar features a fascinating menu that includes rotisserie chicken with roast potatoes, pork chops with onions, lamb curry, steak and french fries, grilled swordfish with mint and tomato and various pastas and sandwiches.
Lower East Side casual meets Italian-American from Brooklyn, and the result is impressive. Defying the current trend of supersize and overpriced restaurants, Frankies Spuntino has a modest 26 seats and barely any elbow room.
How apropos that a barbecue joint built across the street by the owners of Spuyten Duyvil should be called "Fat Pig" in German, for of all the new BBQ joints in New York City, this one strikes us as the most authentic.