New York, NY 10009
Village Voice's Description
Peter Hoffman's relaxed American bistro places an emphasis on vegetables and other farmstead products, preferentially acquired as near to the city as possible. There's a cream-based oyster chowder substituting sunchokes for potatoes, a winter-squash tempura with a smoked paprika dip, and a farm-raised trout from the Catskills that fries up all herby and crisp. Though reviled by some reviewers, we found the grass-fed burger a paragon of its type, though the French fries are made with potatoes that are a little too sweet.
Tips from foursquare
On June 15, $42 scores spiced blue crabs, sides like buttery taters, beans, corn, & seasonal fruit cobbler. Beer isn’t included but towels are, so grab one & get in there before tickets sell out.
Go to Back Forty and drink the Ginger Bourbon Back Forty Cocktails and order a grass-fed burger.
Entrees can be pricey and miss the mark, but small plates here are always a hit, and half price drinks during happy hour make it an ideal spot for dinner at the bar.
Better drink spot than dinner spot. Be prepared to pay $$$ for an average meal
The house drink - the Back Forty - is awesome.
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