Bondir is a definitively charming farmhouse style restaurant, and the hearth table is the best seat in this little house. As the gales whip down Broadway, take refuge here with a robust beer (Founders Porter), a 1994 Borges Vintage Port, or a Cardamaro Vino Amaro. Once you’re cheeks are rosier, a refreshing house-made soda (Ginger-Spice, Maple-Mint, Lemon Lime) will set you straight. The fare changes daily based on available ingredients, but you’ll have no problem finding snacks for that extra winter padding.
Wait, is that a giant see-through vault of fire in Catalyst’s side lounge? Yes. And it’s as chillaxing as it looks with an atmosphere that is beyond comfy. Drink highlights include the Corvallis, a mighty beverage with Overholt rye, Sipsmith sloe gin, orange bitters, and orange oil, and the Lolo propelled by Denizen Merchanges Reserve rum. Not in a thinking mood? Ask for The Undecided and the mixmasters will do the heavy lifting for you. “Trust us,” they say. (You should.)