Best Pub (Non Upper East Side Frat Party)
In the mood for some good pub food. I would love a great burger and a beer and my partner is thinking something like Fish & Chips.
Any area of Manhattan is fine.
We are looking for a place that is more restaurant/food than crazy bar scene - more London than Upper East Side.
Finnegan's Wake is on the UES but it's definitely not a frat scene. Good food and good atmosphere. 1st and 73rd.
Tavern on Jane...Jane St. and 8th Ave.
Also, the Ear Inn on Spring and Greenwich has great atmosphere, but for some reason, no fish & chips.
The Crooked Knife in Murray Hill is nice, not crazy, and good "pub" food. Their fish and chips are nice.
The Blind Tiger has up-scaled pub food nowadays. The menu has never disappointed us and the beer selection is one of the best in the city.
Try St. James Gate on the UWS, 81st and Amsterdam. Great pub grub, great drinks, bartenders and servers are wonderful. The crowd is more mature, not pitchers, no jello shots. I always find it comfortable and fun.