Jeremy Holin, owner of Jeremy’s Ale House, has some friendly competition from this bar-restaurant—it’s owned by his son, Lee. Delicious food—ultrafresh bluepoint oysters, scrumptious tuna with flash-fried spinach—coupled with an eager-to-please attitude and a design-savvy bar make Meade’s a serious contender. The business-lunch crowd may not care, but the place still needs to work out a few kinks (old-school rock on the box, inexpert service) for the savvy evening trade.
251 Water St
|Cross street:||at Peck Slip|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun noon–2am; Fri, Sat noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C to Broadway–Nassau St; J, M, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Fulton St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|