DINING OWL AWARD: 4th – for casual occasions
When I visited: May 2013
Location: NYC, near Bleecker
Team: Dan Silverman (Head Chef)
Rating in the Michelin Guide: Recommended (used to have 1 star)
What to wear: Could go casual
Ambience: Fun, friendly, casual
Course of the meal: Black Label burger
If I could change one thing: Open more often
On a visit to New York a couple of years ago, me and my partner Owl made time to fly over to Bleecker specifically to visit this restaurant as endorsed by Nigella Lawson. Unfortunately we’d picked a day when it wasn’t open, so my first tip would be to check the website first as it isn’t open every day! My second tip would be to get there before opening time (as we did on our second visit, when it WAS thankfully opening, and there were still people queuing outside) and my third tip would be to ORDER THE BLACK LABEL BURGER – it’s amazing.
We also enjoyed a really heavy, indulgent red wine and fries, as well as chocolates for dessert. Mmmm.