Back Forty (CLOSED)

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Back Forty

East Village

Chef-restaurateur Peter Hoffman (Savoy) is behind this seasonal-eats tavern, where farmhouse chic prevails in the dining room (vintage tools adorn the walls) and on the menu. Gastropub fare—like the pleasantly gamey grass-fed hamburger or pork jowl nuggets, frozen in a crisp jacket of batter—is uniformly solid. Veggies shine too: Baby cauliflower gratin is layered with leeks and Gruyère, and the exemplary brussels sprouts are slicked with cherry butter and served with shallot puree. Desserts uphold the pub end of things: Conclude with a creamy stout float.

Venue name: Back Forty (CLOSED)
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Address: 190 Ave B
New York

Cross street: between 11th and 12th Sts
Opening hours: CLOSED
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave
Price: Average main course: $16. AmEx, MC, V
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