Well-worn encyclopedias and whiskey bottles line the bookshelves of this lit-themed Williamsburg restaurant, from Irish lads Graham Finn and Victor Boyd (Iona, Banter Bar). The French-American menu—headed by Vynl alum Joe Macchia—is broken down via a book index: The "table of contents" features chicken-liver mousse on house-made country bread and Gouda mac and cheese topped with bacon; crispy fingerlings are under "appendix"; and a Hemingway-inspired pot de crème laced with rum custard and lime jelly is in "afterthoughts." Sixteen craft beers are on tap at the wood-paneled bar, including locals like Ommegang Gnomegang, Brooklyn Brewery's Brewmaster’s Reserve and Sixpoint Mad Scientists #14 Gratzer.
149 North 6th St
|Cross street:||between Bedford Ave and Berry St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave|
|Price:||Average entrée: $15. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|