Stone Street Restaurants in New York
Eating in one of the restaurants on Stone Street is a New York experience. This culinary, pedestrian cobblestone street in Financial District, Lower Manhattan has a complete different feeling to it, compared to anywhere else in the city. It’s certainly different compared to Wall Street, which lays right behind. Many people come to Stone Street’s cafes for drinks after work. It’s a perfect and idyllic spot for a terrace, and these places know it. In summertime, the whole street turns into one big terrace, full of large picnic tables. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly: a good place for meeting people! Combine this all with the historical houses and beautiful interiors and dining on Stone Street is a unique experience.
Beer and Burgers at Growler Bites and Brews
In this ‘craft beer’ cafe you’ll find the most unique draft beers. The offer is varied and Growler even has its own beers. You can easily substitute ‘bites and brews’ for ‘beer and burgers’, because the burgers in this place are state of the art. State of the art as in: the meat comes from grass-fed Kobe cows (for the experts) and melts in your mouth, the bun is a ‘pretzel brioche’. It’s $11 in total. You can also order the mini version: 5 sliders (small burgers) for $15. Do order a serving of fries, since that’s a bit different too: Korean-style for example, with beef and kimchi, or Canadian poutine: with cheese and gravy.
Cocktails at Underdog
To taste the best cocktails head to Underdog. Actually it’s a blessing in disguise that this place exists at all. Hurricane Sandy damaged a lot of Stone Street and completely devastated Growler Bites and Brews’ party cellar. Instead of restoring it to its original state, they decided to create a cocktail bar. And to great success. With a frequently changing menu full of original and special cocktails, Underdog quickly rose to fame. Now this post is all about food and not about drinks of course, but they do have a great menu full of bites to share. It features tasty sliders and mac & cheese, but also special, peculiar bites, such as cheese cake with bacon and cheddar, grilled cauliflower with raisins and pecorino or Hawaiian pineapple and papaya hotdogs with mustard. A nice touch: the music comes from a turntable.
Authentic Italian Food at Adrienne’s Pizzabar
Pizza lovers will enjoy themselves on Stone Street as well. Adrienne’s Pizzabar is a crowd favourite. The word ‘pizzabar’ is actually almost misleading, because in addition to great, wood fired pizzas, they also have other Italian dishes, all very tasty, fresh and authentic. As for dessert, take a slice of their famous Nutella cake. It’s not a cheap place: for a Margarita pizza you’ll pay $17.
Oysters at Ulysses
Oysters and conviviality, that’s what it’s all about at Ulysses A Folk House. It’s not an oyster bar, but this is the very item on the menu people keep coming back for. They also organise an oyster festival each year in September. Above all, Ulysses is a cosy bar, with plenty of seats, where you can have drinks and eat something as well. Don’t go there if you want to quickly grab a bite, because service can be slow. But what does it matter if you’ve plenty of time and you’re in such a nice place as Ulysses? They regularly have live music, adding to the already great atmosphere. The menu isn’t too special, but dishes are affordable and tasty in their simplicity.