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Landmark Tavern

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Landmark Tavern
Midtown West
Until it closed last year, this was the oldest continuously operating bar in New York—a particularly unlikely distinction given its location in the industrial wasteland of midtown’s far West Side. Under new ownership, and after a major physical overhaul, the improved space—featuring white tablecloths and rich mahogany walls—is now much more than just an antique watering hole for off-duty grease monkeys. Aussie chef Bryce Cole brings an unlikely Asian touch to high-end pub grub. The food gets points for creativity but occasional deductions for clumsiness: The sausage-encased Scotch eggs come, incongruously, with a salad dressed with sesame and soy. It’s slim pickings for food in this part of town, however, and if you’re looking for dinner near the Javits Center, you’re not going to do much better than Landmark’s seafood tapas plate, or the roasted duck, an enormous portion that includes a succulent breast and leg, served with mashed potatoes and a totally unnecessary heap of warm Asian slaw.
Venue name: Landmark Tavern
Address: 626 Eleventh Ave
New York
10036
Cross street: at 46th St
Venue phone: 212-247-2562
Website: http://thelandmarktavern.org
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am–11pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority
Price: Average main course: $22. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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