Booze & Grub

Reviews of New York City’s most popular (and least popular) bars and restaurants.

Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse

Shouldn't it be Keen's Steakhouse, like with a possessive 's'? And who is this Keen dude? And why is he so obsessed with oldie timey churchwarden pipes? Like ob...
La Cava

La Cava

Oh the wine bar. Ever so refined and genteel. Almost a rejection of everything that is masculine and Bud Light-ish. But, honestly, thank god these bastions of r...
Hudson Station Bar & Grill

Hudson Station

You know that place you duck into when it's raining really hard ands there's absolutely nothing else open and/or safe-looking in the immediate vicinity? Yeah, t...
Spuyten Duyvil

Spuyten Duyvil

It's like a party at your friend's shitty borough apartment. Because it's a bar in a shitty borough apartment. No, this bar is literally housed in what I assume...
Legasea

Legasea

There is nothing better than a pun-named seafood restaurant. But I would have gone with Something's Fishy or Don't Be Sailfish or Tide You Over. Not necessarily...
Drexler's

Drexler’s

Fancy doesn't usually fly in the East Village. Or maybe that's my 1995 brain talking. But, as it stands, Drexler's is certainly more on the fancy side than it i...
Avenida Cantina

Avenida Cantina

Who doesn't love a taco? Well, apparently like everyone online who has ever been to this joint. The reviews are just fucking brutal. One review site (which ...
Point Break NYC

Point Break NYC

How in the ever loving hell could there be two bars in NYC that relate to a semi-classic surf  crime movie staring Keanu Reeves movie from 1991 (which was in tu...
The Summit Bar

The Summit Bar

There was a time when Avenue C was a place where you'd be more likely to score crack than a nice cocktail. I don't even know if crack is still a thing, but the ...
Root & Bone

Root & Bone

I will admit that I was not entirely sober when I ate at Root & Bone. Granted, these days that may have meant that I got within five feet of a cocktail or m...