It’s winter in NYC. It’s freezing. With a wind chill of negative 20*. It’s snowing or sleeting or precipitating some icy-ness we can’t quite identify, but we know we dont want to be outside in it. We’d rather be in a warm ski lodge-type bar.
Picture it: hearthy, with farmhouse-wooden tables, two floors and a cozy, familial feeling, crowded with the smokey smell of lamb-burgers on the grill. Behold: The Breslin Bar & Dining Room.
The menu is an ecclectic mix of English-European fare complete with a variety of terrine boards and puddings. There are pub-snacks galore like spiced almonds, caramel popcorn, sea salt and malt vinegar crisps and pork scratchings. (None of which is healthy by the way). There are however menu options that won’t kill a healthy diet including the bone marrow and onion soup, the skate and potato terrine, and the roasted poussin with pomegranite and pumpkin seeds. Of course, we’ve already mentioned the chargrilled lamb burger. YUM. The beer list is extensive and for those who enjoy the hard stuff, the schmorgas board is equally thorough. The only “buyers beware” to highlight is that they do not take reservations and the place can get packed very quickly especially on weekdays with the mid twenty-something to thirty-something after-work crowd. Overall, the Breslin is a pub-lovers dream come true. Inclement weather or not, enter here and you’ll immidiately feel as though you’ve just escaped a damp English november. Cheers mate.