The Writing Room

It is hard to live up to the legend that was Elaines, the restaurant for New York’s literary elite.  The Writing Room doesn’t try to replicate the vibe of the space’s former occupant, but it does tip it’s hat to the many writers who graced the bar stools before them.  The walls of the back…

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Whitehall

I guess Friday was just all about the UK because after Meyers of Keswick we went to dinner at Whitehall.  It doesn’t feel overly British, but you will see a good deal of gin on the cocktail menu.  They also feature not one but four of my favorite gastropub touches: subway tile on one wall,…

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The Breslin

I was a big fan of The Spotted Pig so I walked into The Breslin expecting a good meal.  A good meal is just what I got.  Don’t you just hate when things turn out just as you’d hoped? I liked the vibe from the moment I walked inside.  Even though it’s located in the…

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The Spotted Pig

Finally finally finally I got to try The Spotted Pig.  Like all little sisters, I live to impress my brother and the best way I see fit to do so is by choosing a stellar restaurant.  When he not-so-subtly hinted that he wanted to go to a gastropub, I thought this might be our chance…

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The Brindle Room

Today I traded the New York Times for a couple of magazines during my Sunday coffee house ritual.  While catching up on this week’s Time Out, I came across their feature on the city’s best new burgers.  We all know about Burger Joint and Minetta, but apparently some newbies are tearing up the scene.  Of…

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