From Our Editors
This Roosevelt Island eatery has two parts: a deli side and a bar and grill side. The former opens its doors at 6 a.m., allowing early risers to fill up on bagels, egg sandwiches, and pancakes before the lunch crowd pours in to eat potato salad at the counter or grab cold-cut sandwiches to go. The pub section stays quiet until lunch—save for during weekend brunch—at which point its 15 TVs welcome in sports fans and executive chef Alyssa Gangeri begins searing burgers. Salads with unusually hearty toppings such as steak and potato round out the menu, as do plates of pasta, racks of ribs, and fillets of salmon. Twenty different brews tumble out of taps and bottles to complement the likes of wings and nachos.