Emmett’s On Grove
Whether it’s to catch up with your besties or discuss business deals, on top of great food, dining out should always be fun—and this West Village restaurant checks off all the boxes. As the sibling eatery to the Chicago-style pizza spot, Emmett’s, at Emmett’s on Grove, what you’ll be ordering up is the tavern-style thin crust pizza along with a menu inspired by Italian American fare. Within the playful space that features a Midwestern vibe with rustic wood and a skylight in the main dining room, highlights include signature items like the Crispy Olives, Caesar Salad, Spaghetti & Meatballs, an off-menu Chicago-inspired burger, and Baby Back Ribs.
In a city teeming with paper-thin slices designed to fold in half, Emmett’s is a welcome addition. After spending his college years longing for the pizza he grew up with in Chicago, Emmett Burke opened his namesake restaurant in SoHo in 2013 and it quickly became a destination for deep dish pizza. With his latest venture, Emmett’s on Grove, Burke is bringing midwest supper club vibes and a lesser-known Chicago-style pie to NYC. The spot specializes in the Tavern Style Pizza, an ultra-thin, crispy round pie that’s cut up into squares and in options like the Peggy O’ with grana padano or the Sausage Oregano with ground spicy Italian sausage. It’s the complete opposite of the fork-and knife-required pies that most associate with Chicago, and it’s worth a try for New Yorkers looking for a cheesy bite you can’t find at the slice shop.