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Nov 13, 2013 05:37 PM


Besides the Spotted Pig, what other gastropubs would you recommend in the same general area?

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  1. If Tribeca counts, then Walkers.

    1. There aren't really that many gastropubs in Manhattan in total.

      Are you open to other cuisines and types of restaurants?

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      1. re: kathryn

        Unless gastropub has to relate to something on the level of a concept like Spotted Pig, the city has tons of them. White Horse Tavern is right near Spotted Pig, as is Corner Bistro. They're not particularly great, but they rise above a bar that happens to serve food.

        1. re: sugartoof

          i wouldn't put Corner Bistro in the gastropub category

          1. re: Simon

            Maybe not, since all they do is shuffle out burgers, but there are people that go there without any intentions of getting a drink, and it's highly rated even though it doesn't deserve to be.

          2. re: sugartoof

            a pub that specializes in serving high-quality food.

            We may have a lot of bars serving food that is better these days. But I agree with you that there's not THAT many I'd say are "high quality" and therefore worth going out of your way for, especially if you are from out of town (can't tell from the OP's profile).

            1. re: kathryn

              For me, anything attempting to rise above a diner, or food truck food with a diverse menu in a pub type setting qualifies. I don't think you need to be a 3 star chef to qualify. I never thought of Spotted Pig or Breslin as genuine gastropubs so much as playing off that theme.

          1. Thanks.

            Perhaps, I should have asked about Brewpubs. I'm looking for casual place with good/eclectic draft selections and good food.

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            1. re: Barryum

              Different parts of town, but still downtown- look into Spitzer's Corner. It's a gastropub. Jimmy's 43 could be considered one as well I suppose. Back Forty kind of feels like a farm-to-table gastropub. Or in Flatiron- something less conventional but still similar vibe, like La Birreria....Spitzer's Corner has by far the best draft list mentioned on the thread....NYC only has a couple of lousy brewpubs. Not worth noting.

              1. re: Silverjay

                I'll add Waterfront Alehouse.

                Oh, and Brinkley's and Grace's Hospitality.
                There are lots of them.

                1. re: sugartoof

                  Really? Brinkley's is fun, but its not exactly great food.

                  1. re: eastofthemississippi

                    When did Grastropub = "Great food" ?

                    Is there no such thing as a so-so Gastropub?

                    Lobster clubs, duck fat fries, Quina and squash, Flatbread and Burrata doesn't fit your idea of Gastropub?

                  2. re: sugartoof

                    I agree about Waterfront Ale House.

                    Rotating list of 30 or so beers and very good food

                    I also like the somewhat innovative specials but also the classics like sausages.

              2. Not particularly in same area but I would suggest The Breslin and Dead Rabbit