The Rusty Mackerel (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Seafood Washington Heights
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Uptown native James Moran (Olives, Chanterelle) plys Mediterranean small plates at this 35-seat Washington Heights restaurant. From an open kitchen, the chef sends out dishes that honor the neighborhood’s diversity: stinging nettle and calabrese pepper flatbread, cod a la plancha topped with chickpea vinaigrette, and cauliflower in a golden-raisin chimichurri. Sommelier Marcella Smith (54 Below) curates a drinks list that includes a rhubarb-strawberry sangria on tap and six draft wines (cabernet franc, mourvèdre).


Venue name: The Rusty Mackerel (CLOSED)
Address: 209 Pinehurst Ave
New York
Cross street: between 186th and 187th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 5pm–1am; Sun 5–11pm
Transport: Subway: A to 190th St
Price: Average main course: $15. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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4.9 / 5

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So good! My favorite was the cauliflower chop, but the cavatelli, and tomato salad were also amazing! I also had a delicious flatbread that had grapes on it. Can't wait to go back!


The food was fantastic. Creative and delicious. Every bite. Service also excellent. It reminded us of the top tapa spots in Barcelona and we are definitely going back soon. Cabrini is turning into a foodie's hangout spot.

Terry's Mom

First time at the Rusty Mackerel:Loved the croquets and the cauliflower chop was delish! The frites that came with the steak were very good looking forward to going back to try his changing menu!! Real foodie destination in WaHe; highly recommended!


Crazy vivid atmosphere and excellent food combined with great wine made a special...loooong evening! Octopus bravas, the steak par excellence and the clamps ROCK and the rest of the food does the (N') ROLL ! I believe WH are gonna be HApPy about this new installation of great cuisine!


The food and atmosphere here are INCREDIBLE!! Five stars doesn't adequately rate the experience. The food was truly top notch, the staff are wonderful, and the location has such a fantastic feel to it. Try out the sea salt potatoes as a starter with the rhubarb sangria ... this is the best new thing to happen to our neighborhood in quite some time. Make the trip uptown and check it out!

Bea McDonald

The food was sooooooooooooo good. If you enjoy good food and wine, this is the happenin' place. I predict that before the summer is out there will be lines of people outside waiting to dine. Can't wait to go back. My mouth waters at the thought of it.