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Chumley's

New York
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Mon5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tues5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wed5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thu5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Fri5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Sun5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Chumley's

86 Bedford St

New York, NY 10014

The beloved West Village speakeasy, known for its literary following since 1922, is in its second incarnation after being felled in 2007 by a fallen chimney. Don’t expect a clone though: restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone of Sushi Nakazawa turned it into a full-scale restaurant with an upscale edge that's most obvious in the food and drink. The menu features elegant takes on American classics, like a burger made with bone marrow and fried chicken with cognac consommé. There are hints of the past in the decor, though, with black-and-white photos of the writerly cats who frequented the old joint, like F. Scott Fitzgerald, and book jackets from their famous novels.