New York's restaurants and bars aren't short on nostalgia (see ’50s-style diners, supper clubs and pre-prohibition cocktail joints), but this neighborhood American tavern brings it all the way back to colonial Gotham. The restaurant, named for Greenwich Avenue's onetime moniker, nods to the past with antique maps, a bar crafted from centuries-old wood and pull-chain toilets. Picholine alum Brian Murphy turns out the kind of simple fare—like pork potpie, pan-roasted trout and hot buttered radishes—that is just as welcome in 2011, and as at any good pub, you can pair the grub with a solid pint. Here, choices include six craft drafts, such as Southern Tier and Unearthly IPA, plus one rotating cask ale.
|Venue name:||Monument Lane||Contact:|
103 Greenwich Ave
|Cross street:||at 12th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 5pm–1am; Thu–Sat 5pm–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|