Bars, Gastropubs Gramercy
Eric Sherman and Brian Krawitz have a serious literary crush on Washington Irving, operating two watering holes named after the Sleepy Hollow penman: The Headless Horseman in Flatiron, and this woodsy, bookish den named after Irving’s timid hero Ichabod Crane right around the corner. The homage is reflected in the decor—evoking an upstate farm with reclaimed barn wood, vintage leather and exposed ceiling beams—and the rustic menu, from chef Matthew Etchemendy (Koi). Roasted duck leg is paired with huckleberries, seared brook trout is topped with hazelnuts, and flowering kale is coated in hot cider vinaigrette. The bar, supervised by Mulberry Project vet Jeremy Strawn, gives 19th-century quaffs a contemporary twist: A Sazerac is made modern with bacon-washed rye and maple syrup.


Venue name: Ichabod's
Address: 15 Irving Pl
New York
Cross street: between 15th and 16th Sts
Opening hours: Tue, Wed 5pm–midnight; Thu–Sat 5pm–1am; Sun 5–11pm
Transport: Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq; L to Third Ave
Price: Average small plate: $16. AmEx, MC, V
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Really nice spot on the border between gramercy and union square. Secluded so it wasn't too crowded, good food, very reasonable prices. Went for brunch on a Sunday with no reservation and we didn't have to wait at all. Great for large groups - I saw a few of them scattered around. 


Came here for a drink and snacks before Fuerza Bruta around the corner. Great spot - nice beer selection and ambiance, with a medieval look but still modern. Their cocktail list is impressive and they serve a really good Old Fashioned.

As for food: we tried the Shishito Peppers, the kale salad, and the fries. Everything was simple but perfectly seasoned and yummy. Would love to go back and check out more of the menu.

Overall, good spot for drinks and snacks, with tons of room for a large group - definitely hard to find in Union Square!