Meal for a King - Medieval style dining
I'm looking to host a medieval party for work (Just wrapped on a tv show about kings and knights). Basically, we'd like to eat good food and have drinks in a medieval style setting. The obvious choice is Medieval Times in NJ but we want a place more like a bar or restaurant so we can interact and socialize with each other. Also, the place must be in Manhattan.
I've had trouble finding places with medieval theme/feel to them and I would settle for a old british/celtic/tavern look or a place that has good hearty meats on the menu. Does anyone have any good ideas?
This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from Naked Gun: "How about dinner? l know a place that serves great Viking food." It's too bad I can't think of a place that fits the bill as this sort of historical eating can be excellent. I just recently had a wonderful Medieval meal at Old Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn, Estonia, which may as well be Queens.
Have you considered a German spot? Lederhosen in the West Village has an okay meat heavy menu and big tables where you could clink oversized beers.
39 Grove St, New York, NY 10014
No forks, eat with your hands, throw the bones on the floor, dogs scattered all over the place, everyone eats and drinks until they pass out ... I could go for that.
What about beers at Burp Castle (since its got that whole faux castle/monastery thing going on) and then dinner below at Jimmy's 43? The food won't be medieval but its often meaty, and I think with a healthy imagination one could "pretend" its a medieval venue.
Jimmy's No. 43
43 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
41 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
The Slaughtered Lamb has a medieval dungeon theme in their lower level. I can't speak to the quality of the food, but the ambience is certainly right.
The Slaughtered Lamb
182 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014