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ratzkellar, rats cellar, ratskeller in East Village?

jerryc123 Feb 4, 2007 06:05 AM

I've been looking for a gastro-pub in the East Village or Alphabet City that I read about in one of the posts here, but now I can't find it. I remember it had unique microbrews and Belgians, paired with organic/local ingredients in the food.

It is below street level, so the poster called it a "ratzkellar" German for rats cellar, does anyone know the correct spelling?

Anyone know of the place?

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    Brian W RE: jerryc123 Feb 4, 2007 06:30 AM

    It's usually spelled "rathskeller" and it is German for a restaurant in the basement of a public hall. Rat is German for a council.

    1. jerryc123 RE: jerryc123 Feb 4, 2007 06:42 AM

      Thanks Brian!
      With that info, and the correct spelling, I was able to Google it. It was Jimmy's No. 43 on East 7th between 2nd & 3rd.
      Thanks a bunch!

      1. lambretta76 RE: jerryc123 Feb 4, 2007 06:48 AM

        Yup - Jimmy's is a nice little joint. Decent food, great beers on tap, the staff isn't very knowledgeable about the beers on offer, but if you know your stuff you'll be very happy with the selection.

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