So many hearty dishes and amazing cocktails to choose from at Chef April Bloomfield's popular gastropub in the Flatiron at the Ace Hotel. Her Caesars Salad, Scotch Eggs, and Lamb Burger are some of my favorites in the city. Must try their new Peanut Butter Chocolate dessert..incredible!
The Breslin Bar & Dining Room
happy 4-year anniversary to the NewYorkPorkClub! back to where it all began at thebreslin with the whole suckling pig dinner. thank you to lpshanet & neomagiste for making this group happen and love all of the people who are here celebrating tonight: coelhinhot dimodume protik jackgreata cecile_hart_greata mzneener dschafran & karen mrbillnyc msmarysa lisa_lebofsky mattbruck! oinkingly delish!!! pig pork meaty sucklingpig awesome
the whole suckling pig may be the star of the show at thebreslin but this whole leaf romaine caesar salad w crispy parsley leaves, amazing croutons, whole anchovies & a generous sprinkling of cheese in a garlicky dressing was a fantastic start, especially w that yummy white that coelhinhot chose just for me! NewYorkPorkClub 4-year anniversary dinner!! salad caesarsalad anchovies
these duck fat fried potatoes are a rich & delicious accompaniment to the amazing suckling pig dinner at thebreslin. so crispy, so yummmm. duckfat fries NewYorkPorkClub
the perfect sweet ending to our NewYorkPorkClub 4th anniversary dinner at thebreslin: decadently delish chocolate toffee tarts w creme fraiche whipped cream that we paired w a nutty caramel-y barbadillo sherry that was also fantastic. coelhinhot, you missed out but mattbruck took over for you! thank you again to lpshanet & neomagiste for creating this oinkishly awesome group of porkers! chocolate toffee dessert friends
Amazing food and atmosphere
My wife and I initially tried going to a dumpy joint near Penn Station to use a Groupon, but the place was closed. So I said, "Fuck it, babe. Let's go to the fucking Breslin and get some sick grub."
The place is awesome inside. I was digging the bar area so we skipped on getting a proper table. Plus the light near the windows were better for photos.
I had the house gin and tonic, which was dressed up with all spice and a little lime. It was nice.
I ordered the famous lamb burger. Despite the lack of lettuce, this was easily one of the best burgers I've had in Manhattan. Juicy, tons of flavor, not gamey, and distinctly Mediterranean or Greek due to the combination of lamb with feta cheese and red onion. All it needed was romaine and maybe some olives to really make it jump out the gates. The bun was crispy but not too hard to the point where your mouth gets all scratched the fuck up. It was incredible.
It came with thrice fried French fries and a little tub of cumin flavored mayonnaise. The mayo was close to overpowering but not quite. Just enough oomph. The fries were perfect, natural cut golden brownies that were seasoned just right.
My wife tried the seafood sausage. This thing was buttery and bursting with flavor. Made from lobster, shrimp and scallop, you could actually see the chunks of meat in the sausage as you cut into it. So good. Light, too.
I'll definitely be back for the English breakfast and a few other items that looked amazing, like the gingerbread carrot cake pancakes. Maaaaan...
NYC FOODIE BRUNCH OF THE WEEK: THE BRESLIN
I swear to you that no publicist from The Ace Hotel or their affiliates have contacted me, it is nearly a coincidence that the "NYC FOODIE Brunch of the week" comes to us from The Breslin. I've had both dinner and lunch at The Breslin, and was satisfied with both, and two weeks ago hit the trifecta with brunch.
I ordered the full English breakfast ($21): fried egg, pork sausage, bacon, tomato, and mushrooms. It was the perfect brunch. The pork sausage is made in-house and the bacon is smoked in-house, and both were fabulous. If i wasn't detoxing I would have paired it with a bloody mary, but alas, I went buzzless. Nonetheless, my brunch hit the spot.
Dinner, Lunch, or Brunch at The Breslin is where it's at.
The Breslin Bar & Dining Room
And we're off!
We approve this burger! burgersocialclub review
Good morning burger lovers. Forget Mary, We had some lamb last night!... an amazing lamb burger crafted from the superstar chef and Michelin star rated April Bloomfield (I will also mention that her burger at the Spotted Pig is also bangin, but back to the lamb burger). Let me start off by stating the obvious this burger is made from lamb, not beef, so there is and should be some gaminess to the meat. I must admit that I slumped into a euphoric state last night as I ate this rich, delicious burger and at times I forgot I was eating lamb. The bottom line is that this is an amazingly well-crafted burger, topped simply with tangy and sharp feta cheese, red onion and finished with some Greek olive oil and cracked pepper. This is a good sized burger and needed the right bun to cage it, but at the same time let the rich meat be the star of the show, and they nailed it by using a toasted ciabatta roll. We were graced by the presence of Burger Weekly and the Long Island Press last night so look for our stories from them this week. If you are looking for a different burger we highly recommend checking out the lamb burger at the Breslin located in the Ace Hotel in NYC. They also get a special nod for the best presentation, delivered on a cutting board, and the burger is accompanied by the best fries we have had so far. The thick fries, or chips as they call them, are thrice cooked to point that the outside is so crispy and the inside is like mashed potatoes, amazing job! They are served with a savory ketchup and a cumin mayo that was delicious. The chef recommended this burger be served med-rare and some did come out rare, but in their defense, getting out 15 burgers at once is no easy feat! Overall they did an incredible job and this burger scored very well. The burger rated 8.6, the bun rated 9, topping rated 8 and the fries rated 9.7! We had 15 hungry guys out last night and the overall rating for the Breslin lamb burger came in at an 8.82! Great job to the staff.
A little video of our shenanigans from the Breslin this week. Still thinking about this amazing burger! Have a great weekend burger lovers! club
TABLE FOR ONE: THE BRESLIN
Last night I had dinner at The Breslin, the new restaurant in the Ace Hotel, that comes to us from the team behind The Spotted Pig: Ken Friedman and Chef April Bloomfield.
The Spotted Pig is a great "gastropub" in NYC, where I go to grab a drink and a bite often, including April's famous burger with Roquefort cheese and shoestring fries. I had heard they were serving up a great lamb burger at The Breslin, and I knew I had to try it.
The space is cool and hip, with much more room than the "Pig." There is a nice bar up front, with seats along the windows, as well as two small islands that seat around six to eight people each. The dining room is a nice space with an open kitchen in the back. I heard they are opening up a second floor in the weeks to come, as well.
I took my seat at one of the islands and started with a bar snack of pork scratchings ($5). They came in a plastic bag with the date they were made (the same date I was there); cute and tasty-- the perfect bar snack.
Then came the lamb burger ($17) with a French goat feta cheese and onions on a sourdough bun from Balthazar Bakery. The burger was great. It was extremely juicy and perfectly cooked. Part of me craved condiments, but the other part realized the burger was perfect as it was, with the lamb flavor and the French feta perfect complements with one another. Also with the burger came some fabulous thrice cooked chips (french fries) and a cumin mayo, that were delicious!
Of course, since I am on a diet, I talked myself into getting the sticky toffee bread pudding ($9) with Turkish coffee, pear, caramel popcorn, and vanilla bean ice cream. I thought the addition of the Turkish coffee was an ingenious idea that made this a splendid dessert!
The Breslin is definitely a cool place to have a drink and a great bite of some British inspired fare. I think it will definitely be a hot spot for a while. With Stumptown Coffee next door, and of course, the Ace Hotel, this corner of 29th and Broadway is truly bringing "hip" up to the Midtown area!
December 27, 2014 The Breslin at the Ace Hotel
On my last day in New York we decided to head out to the Ace Hotel for breakfast at the Breslin. The wait was about 45 minutes, so we make our way out to the lobby to grab a cup of coffee at Stumptown coffee. It’s hard to find a seat in the lobby, as we are surrounded by hipsters and tourists lounging on the couches and using the free wifi.
I had the raspberry & cornmeal pancakes with raspberry butter ($17). The pancakes were tasty, but for $17, I expected a little more.
We also had the fried peanut butter & banana sandwich with bourbon & vanilla ($11) which was the favorite of the day – something a little different!
What’s your favorite dish at The Breslin?
The Breslin Bar and Dining Room is a Pub that is located in New York, New York. The pub has earned a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, and the bottom 35% of those ratings are a 3 star or below rating. Customers have said that the food is what keeps them coming back. Some of the food recommended by customers are the poached eggs, oatmeal, and the hamburgers. Though, the food may seem a little pricey at times, diners have said that it's worth every penny and more. The feel of the restaurant is an upscale mountain lodge vibe that customers have even described as hipster. Though, some customers have said the restaurant is a little to dark and hip for their own good. Customers have said that the restaurant has great service and the staff is friendly and well mannered. Diners have said the waiters are attentive will be prompt to fulfill any request, such as putting cream on a side on bread.