If you’re the foodie type who likes a throwback meal reminiscent of 19th century England, add The Breslin to your list of must-have meals in New York. The creation of chef and owner April Bloomfield, an expert in British gastropub cuisine, the menu here is hearty, earthy, and emphasizes meat. Most diners venture to The Breslin for the renowned lamb burger topped with feta and served with thick cut fries and cumin mayo for dipping. Another favorite is the pig’s foot for two, but it will easily feed more.
Although The Breslin is perpetually busy, especially on weekend nights, the restaurant doesn’t accept reservations. That is, unless you're part of a large party that wants a seat at the chef’s table for a three-course meal featuring a whole roasted suckling pig carved table-side. If you’re just in the mood for the famous lamb burger, the wait passes quickly in the bar, where you can order a cocktail designed for the serious drinker who appreciates the stately and bitter flavors of rye, bourbon, and gin. The ambiance fits the food here: the decor echoes a rustic English pub, and the lighting borders on too dark.
20 W. 29th Street
New York, NY 10001