Rating: 5 paws out of 5
Spent:. $50 per person
Date Friendly: Yes. Dark and have private booths with a curtain.
Note: Next to Ace Hotel entrance, All cabs know where this is. There is a popular eatery for them across the street.
20 W 29th St
New York, NY 10001
Burgers Burgers Burgers, who can really turn down a burger? Not even a vegetarian, that is probably how most of the veggie burgers taste very close to meat burgers and damn good. This ferret heard from the magic tube box that this is one of those that needs to be experienced. If the magic box said you gotta try it, it is the best thing I ever ate, well I gotta try it!
Interior of a classy pub with interesting trinkets and statues. The bar portion isn’t too noisy and will not leak into the dining portion.
Menu is easy to decipher, not too many confusing items and have detailed descriptions of each. The only thing the might be a mystery is sweet breads. If you are foodie, you know what that is, if not, it is the thymus gland or pancreas, depending on the place. Yeah I know does quite sound yummy, but it can be very tasty if done right.
Guinness Beer, perfectly poured and the right amount of head.
Started with the boiled peanuts fried in pork fat. They were very flavorful from the pork fat. The salty pork gave the peanuts a stronger peanut taste to them. I just wish there was more in the bowl after going through all them. Warning, they are extremely hot from the frying process when they arrive at the table.
Lamb Soup with yogurt, didn’t get to have any. Friend was being a jerk and didn’t share. JOEY DON’T SHARE FOOD! <- a TV sitcom reference from “Friends”. He did say it was really good. Balls of heaven in a bowl.
Char grilled lamb burger with feta and cumin mayo on the side. This burger was extremely juicy and had an excellent flavor. The texture of the meat was grinned with perfection, the medium temperature of the meat was also perfect to provide the amount of juiciness needed, the cheese and the cumin mayo paired perfectly with the lamb meat. Not to forget the supporting structure, the bun had a hearty crisp outside with a fluffy chewy interior. The bun was also able to handle the juices from the meat. I dream about this burger sometimes, I know it is a bit disturbing to myself at times.
Thrice cooked chips, where have you been all my life. The flavor of these fries are great. The crispiness is nothing that I had before, remarkable. The interior of the fry was also not hollow, there some nice interior potato fluffiness to them. Also the best part of them is that they are not greasy which is always a big plus to fried foods.
- Breslin: There was a ‘four-headed monster’ (timesunion.com)
- Hey, Mr. Critic: Meals for a Mensch and the Discerning Sports Fan (nytimes.com)
- San Diego: Cowboy Star’s Bison Burger is a Thing of Beauty (aht.seriouseats.com)
- Giving thanks for – and with – lamb (ckenb.blogspot.com)
- Hey, Mr. Critic! (dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com)
- The food your heart wants (healthzone.ca)
- Boots (and New Year’s Plans) of the Day: Tretorn x Ace Hotel (esquire.com)
- Sources: Breslin on tap to be deputy leader (timesunion.com)
- Profile of ‘Burger Queen’ April Bloomfield in ‘The New Yorker’ (aht.seriouseats.com)