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The Feed first look: Miller's Near & Far

Christopher Miller (Smith & Mills) launches a locavore New American restaurant on the Lower East Side. Check out the menu and photos of the new spot.

By Christina Izzo |
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Photograph: Jessica LinMarscapone gnocchi at Miller's Near & Far
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Photograph: Jessica LinCollard green salad at Miller's Near & Far
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Photograph: Jessica LinCharred octopus at Miller's Near & Far
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Photograph: Jessica LinRoasted chicken at Miller's Near & Far
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Photograph: Jessica LinMediterranean Mint Julep at Miller's Near & Far
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Photograph: Jessica LinSmokey Dog at Miller's Near & Far
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Photograph: Jessica LinPom & Circumstance at Miller's Near & Far
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Photograph: Jessica LinMiller's Near & Far

Restaurateur Christopher Miller (Smith & Mills, Warren 77) strikes out on his own with a sustainably minded New American restaurant on the Lower East Side, opened on May 1st. Miller tapped chef Nathan Foot (Northern Spy Food Co., Jardiniere) to preside over the kitchen, sourcing Pat LaFrieda meat and Greenmarket produce for dishes like beef tartare with pickled ramps and minute steak served alongside braised greens. Underneath infinity mirrored ceilings, snag a seat at a poured-concrete tabletop for seasonal fare and cocktails, including a Mediterranean mint julep (Bulleit, aperol, rhubarb bitters, blood orange and mint). The train-car-slim eatery is adorned with art from Miller's personal collection (his family owns the Robert Miller Gallery on West 26th): Portraits of Iggy Pop and Bill Henson line the distressed walls. Vintage mirrors, 1950s Tubax chairs and light fixtures salvaged from an antique ocean freighter and a mid-century laboratory give off a retro vibe. See the dinner menu below. 65 Rivington St between Allen and Eldridge Sts (646-559-1210)


Hamachi Crudo
brunoise vegetable, avocado

Market Green Salad
shaved vegetable, pickled turnips, olive toast

Collard Green Salad
radish, parmesan cheese, crouton, emulsified dijon

Chicken Wings
sichuan pepper corn, cilantro

Crispy Marscapone Gnocchi
fennel, ramps, pecorino, parsley garlic sauce

Charred Octopus
gigande bean salad, cubanelle peppers, mâche

Beef Tar Tare
pickled ramp, garlic toast


Seared Local Tile Fishbaby
bok choy, fingerling potato, mint pistou

House Brined Roasted Chicken
panzanella salad, natural jus

Minute Steak
potato cake, braised greens, bordelaise

Cracked Wheat Risotto
wild mushrooms, crème fraîche, basil oil

Pat LaFrieda Double Cheese Burger
french fries, lettuce, red onion

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