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Nov 13, 2007 09:27 AM

Best BEER Restaurants (not bars)

Lets start an original chain. Restaurants with beer menus worthy of mention.

I'll kick it off with the newcomer RESTO in Murray Hill. A beer menu packed with Belgian standbyes and some more uniquie varieties.

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  1. Spotted Pig and Blue Smoke come to mind.

      1. Markt - Belgian
        E.U. - good European variety; some I hadn't heard of before, even on tap.

        1. Petite Abeille
          Cafe de Bruxelles

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          1. re: Lucia

            I completely agree with Petit Abielle. Extensive Belgian beer list.

            1. re: mrnas

              and 1/2 off all beers on Mondays *-*

          2. Jimmy's No. 43 - unfortunately it just got written up by Sietsema a few weeks ago, so let's hope it's not yet completely overrun. Note that it's more of a gastropub than a restaurant proper.

            Jimmy's No. 43
            43 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

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            1. re: CalJack

              Jimmy's No. 43 looks well deserving for the list.

              I only wish the menu was a little deeper. The menu is longer, or has more on it than just snacks, but not enough to be considered a restaurant. Seems as if its neither here nor there. Not someone I can bring my girlfriend and convince her that I am taking her out to a restaurant, is pretty much what I am getting at. Thanks for the addition. I will check it out.

              1. re: mrnas

                Jimmy's No. 43 only has a couple of actual full meals on the menu, but they also have a few specials that change every day. I've never eaten more than snacks there, but the last time I was in there someone at the bar ordered this incredible looking thick slab of gourmet bacon. The bartender told me they have that pretty often, I hope they do next time I'm in there.