The Hideaway

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The Hideaway

At first glance, the Hideaway seems like just another neighborhood pub featuring a surly bartender, the Rolling Stones on the stereo, a framed portrait of Jerry Garcia on the wall and the Jets game up on the flat-screen TV. Then you notice the big guy lurking in chef’s whites, the slim kitchen, the $32 steak frites on the menu and the $250 bottle of Caymus behind the bar near the Jaeger. This tiny labor of love from chef Alex Oefeli, formerly of Raoul’s, seems awfully ambitious for a glorified sports bar. Sadly, aside from the delicious smoked deviled eggs, Oefeli’s simple-though-striving gastropub fare is about as exciting as a 30-minute meal from Rachael Ray: The lone salad on the menu tasted dull, a skirt steak seemed oversaturated with a chili-based rub when we sampled it and the crispy chicken wasn’t especially crispy. You might want to stop by for a beer, but this is no place to hide away and feast.

Venue name: The Hideaway
Address: 185 Duane St
New York

Cross street: between Greenwich and Hudson StsSt
Opening hours: Tue–Sat 5pm–midnight; Sun 11:30am–10pm
Transport: Subway: 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St
Price: Average main course: $19. AmEx, MC, V
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