This bi-level American bistro conjures turn-of-the-20th-century eateries, with decorative elements like vintage ceiling fans, a 1908 cash register and brass fire extinguishers. But the menu offers contemporary fare, such as four different mac and cheeses and a vegan farro risotto, as well as an oyster bar and a cheese-and-charcuterie station. In the subterranean downstairs lounge, tipplers can pick from ten draft brews and twists on classic cocktails, like an Arnold Palmer riff made with a ginger-infused vodka, lemon syrup and juice, and sparkling water.
89 MacDougal St
|Cross street:||at Bleecker St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $21. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|