New York, NY 10014
Village Voice's Description
Scotland might not be the first place you think of when you think about great cuisine, but worry not; this West Village gastropub isn't just about haggis. The dishes here reflect a more subtle, contemporary view of Scotland: Shepherd's pie packed with wild mushrooms and sautÃ©ed kale, salmon flown in from the Scottish coast, a bowl of mussels seasoned with curry and coriander. The space itself looks too precious to technically be called a pub. It's more of a cute little restaurant with homey touches like plaid upholstery, a small bookshelf featuring works by Scottish authors and fanciful wallpaper covered with chubby grouse. It is like a pub in that it has a serious selection of alcohol, including Scotches of all different ages and distilleries and ales from both Scotland and New York. The cocktails almost all utilize Scotch, mixing it with everything from ginger and brown sugar to star anise and egg whites.âKeith Wagstaff
Tips from foursquare
The real reason to visit this Scottish gastropub is the whiskeys: the list runs eleven pages, covers the northern islands to Speyside to the bogs of Islay, and includes detailed tasting notes.
Try the Blood and Sand cocktail: Highland Park Scotch, Cherry Herring, orange an lemon juices, and bitters.
Check out the bathroom wallpaper in the bar area of Highlands restaurant, v cool!
Try the Shepard Pie, Sausage Rolls, and Cullen Skink Soup- they were really popular at Choice Eats!
Try the Innis & Gunn beer on tap. Originally developed in Edinburgh to flavor barrels for cask reserve whiskey. Turns out throwing away beer is not something us Scots are good at, thus oak aged beer!
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