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Jan 12, 2012 06:20 PM

The Cannibal for lunch

Went to The Cannibal for lunch and think this little place is a great addition to the neighborhood.

Sort of a Foodie-Man cave, small, narrow and slightly cramped bar with backless stools as the main eating area notwithstanding, I'd recommend it easily.

10 inspired sandwich choices (ie, Pig's Head Cuban: Slow roasted pig's head, house smoked ham, gruyere, pickles on a cuban roll type thin toasted bread ( $12), tartares, snacks and plates all for less than $14, a deep beer list.

The Cannibal
113 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

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    1. here's the link for others who are interested:

      PC - have you been to resto (apparently it's sister restaurant)? if so, how do they compare? I though resto was slightly above average but nothing special

      111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016

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      1. re: uncledunkel

        I have been to Resto UD, and agree with you 100%. There's a different vibe here though. First off, the prices are much more approachable, second, it's just a hang-out place - that specializes in meat and beer, and it's super casual. Other than being a bit cramped, I think it's an above average joint when food/atmosphere/price are all taken into consideration.

        The Cannibal
        113 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

      2. The name of the place is giving me pause. What's with that?

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          1. re: squid kun

            Thanks. I still find it an odd name for an eatery, but the article does explain.

            1. re: Pan

              >I still find it an odd name for an eatery ...


              1. re: ParkingChicken

                We went to Cannibal for lunch today and had the pigs foot cuban, the merguez sausage with tomato stew and chickpeas, and the bratwurst with dumplings. All very good. Nice low key vibe. "Foodie man cave" is a good description but there were quite a few females on the premises. Definitely returning.

          2. I like this place, and the roast shredded pork is real good (they've been out of other items the few times I went), but I wouldn't go out of my way for it, unless you happen to be in the neighborhood.

            The concept itself needs some work. Good beer selection (both bottled and on tap), but the Stumptown, Granola, Siracha and Kewpie Mayo for sale don't make sense, and the big screen tv playing European bicycle races in such a narrow space makes the place seem hodge podge in a bad way.

            The biggest stumbling block there is the service. Also, I've been overcharged on their ipad system more than once (they caught the error, and yet, they still acted defensive about it both times).