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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Apt-13

115 Ave. C (E. 8th St.) Send to Phone
917-475-1213
Cocktails and comfort food are on order at this Avenue C establishment.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Apt-13 Restaurant Review

: Venturing out in the hinterlands of the East Village on Avenue C to this two-level bar and restaurant is worth the journey. If you’re a cocktail aficionado, it’s more like a pilgrimage. That’s because the man behind the bar is Leo DeGroff, son of legendary cocktail maker and shaker Dale DeGroff. Sip a Jackie Rose (applejack, pomegranate liqueur, lemon juice, grenadine) while perusing chef John Keller’s menu of deceptively simple-sounding comfort-esque dishes. Chicken & the Egg is comprised of a soft-boiled egg over a symphony of ingredients including chicken, bacon and broccolini --- the yoke splashes flavor throughout. Pig’s trotter croquettes are extra yielding (in a good way) on the inside, while a tender burger is helped by a thick slice of manchego. Save room for the creamy blueberry cheesecake. And don’t forget to have Leo shake up a nightcap for you.
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