New York City in its chaotic mess of over-sized apples can be a bit intimidating when trying to decide where to eat… or drink… or schlep the kids to somewhere it will be seemingly worth it.
We have no shortage of bars, but finding the balance of a solid bar with delicious food (where kids won’t find dirty hypodermics that make you answer uncomfortable questions over lunch) can be tricky. One would wager it wouldn’t take such intricate planning but one would be wrong. I’m here to help and one of my top recommendations would have to be THE WINSLOW.
Located conveniently off the L Train (until 2019 when the L stops running and ruins all of our lives) or also just few blocks from all the trains in Union Square. This East Village and Gramercy neighborhood bar boasts over 35 different kinds of gin, as well as everything else you could want. The food menu, created by Executive Chef Nathan Pauley, is an amazing fusion of English flavors with classic, fun and seasonal components. From the Cottage Pie Pasty to the Smash Burger it’s kid friendly without having the hum drum “kids menu”. Kid tested. Mother approved—mostly because she has also been sampling one of our amazing signature cocktails.
The Winslow is a good way to spend a day especially if you’re on brunch time. One of the all time favorite brunch items for the young and old alike would be the Pudgy Pancake (with choice of plain, blueberry or chocolate chip). Plus, for the adults you can add a banging Bloody Mary or Mimosa—because you know what? It’s your Saturday too.
Everyone in the family will walk away sated and in, quite frankly, a better mood as there was something for everyone.