Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro Wine Bar
The Queens Kickshaw
Mable's Smokehouse & Banquet Hall
1. Mable's Smokehouse and Banquet Hall44 Berry St, New York
2. The Queens Kickshaw4017 Broadway, Astoria
3. Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro2 Park Ave., New York
4. Almond12 E 22nd St, New York
5. Ditch Plains UWS100 W 82nd St, New York
6. Westville East173 Ave A, New York
7. Freeman's Sporting Club343 Bleecker St., New York
8. The Waverly Inn16 Bank St, New York
9. Earl's Beer & Cheese1259 Park Ave, New York
10. Schnipper's23 East 23rd Street, New York
Refurbishing former tonic water factory digs with their own four hands, the husband & wife team behind Mable's stocked their airy, industrial barn-steezed "roadhouse" with long communal tables set with chairs they either built themselves or sourced from flea markets, a giant buck head shot by the owner's cousin, and a central bar lit by hanging rusted buckets, setting the mood for anyone looking to get nailed.
Part coffee shop and part gastropub, The Queens Kickshaw is serving up from-scratch cooking items like their unholy grilled cheese sandwiches. You'd have to go back several times to try all of their cheesy goodness, or you could go once and be really, really hungry.
The Artisanal Bistro takes the shape of a 160-seat Art-Deco-inspired space in Midtown. There is a full service wine bar with 160+ wines and numerous varietals. In addition to the wine collection there is a temperature controlled "cheese cave" which holds and prepares cheeses until perfectly ripe and are at optimal flavor for your enjoyment. SCIENCE.
Brother to the same-named Hamptons spot, this billiards-equipped, wood-decked resto's slinging Ameri-grub (steaks, burgers, & gravy fries) and local hops (Checker Cab, Ommegang's Rare VOS), plus "pan-Euro" fare like lamb belly, braised pork shank, and fro
Bringing their Hamptons-style surfer food (Ditch dogs, lobster rolls, jalapeno cheddar tots...) to much airier uptown digs, DP's second location has a high-end beach club vibe thanks to an all-white planked ceiling, large wooden tables, nautical touches f
This Alphabet City spot's a slightly roomier version of the original, slinging premium diner food (burgers/franks/a 12oz Newport Steak) at grade-C diner prices.
Freeman's specializes in rustic American cuisine and mixing fine cocktails. They pride themselves on using wild game, sustainable seafood and produce from local New York state farms. So you can stuff your belly and not feel guilty.
Located in the West Village, the Waverly Inn is serving up stick-to-your-bones comfort food like their truffle mac and cheese. If you happen to land a reservation at this hot spot you may even find yourself dining across the table from your favorite movie star or celebrity.
Earl's has three, count em three, different types of grilled cheese sandwiches. They also have other tasty morsels like mac & cheese, bread pudding (Oh lord!) and several other beers to satisfy your thirst.
Paying particular attention to America's heart(attack)land to make your own middle as big as our country's, the team behind Schnipper's scoured the continent for the best in fast-casual dining, resulting in their second location's Americana-inspired steez backdropping new chompables like a bleu cheese/crispy onion/hickory BBQ/Schnipper Sauce hamburger, a green chile cheese dog w/ roasted poblanos, the Mac & Joe (cheese & sloppy), and a slew of handcrafted shakes.