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Wilfie & Nell

228 W. Fourth St. (Seventh Ave.) Send to Phone
212-242-2990 | Menu
Irish pub grub in a sleek West Village townhouse.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late

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Wilfie & Nell, New York, NY

Wilfie & Nell Restaurant Review

: This West Village restaurant-bar lends a sense of Irishness to the gastropub genre. Late into the evening, the black leather booths fill with locals washing down microbrews and enjoying the faux townhouse vibe along with samplings from the menu. Consulting chef Joaquin Baca, on loan from the Momofukus, keeps things simple. Still, what tasty simplicity: Berkshire pork sliders are slapped on a buttered bun with pickles near at hand, if you deem a condiment to be necessary. The Scotch eggs, a hard-boiled egg fried to a crisp after it’s breaded and wrapped in sausage, is quartered, all the better for snacking. Many of the ingredients are sourced from notable local purveyors, including a Gruyère grilled cheese with cheese from Murray’s. Other dishes include split pea and ham soup with croutons and bacon crisps; the Ploughmans cheese plate, which offers a selection of cheese with seasonal fruit and chutney; and a lively plate of McClure's pickles. Dishes like the shepherd’s pie come off as unfocused and overambitious, but given the short menu, the misfires are kept to a minimum.
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