So thanks to my job, I get to leave early on Fridays (wooo hooo). After hitting up a sample sale I met with my friend and we went to the District Tap House, which is right on 38th between 7th and 8th avenues. If you live in NYC you know it was a torrential downpour last night, but away we went. She sold me on the place by mentioning the food, and you all know I love to eat. After all “feed” is in the blog name…. newho
It’s a fairly nondescript exterior, but like most things in NYUC don’t be fooled by outside appearances…the inside was spacious, with high ceilings. They are a bar but they do have tables in the back of the place, we waited for about 7 minutes before one opened up. I should also mention the FIFA world cup is going on so the sound level was redonculous. We got one of the cozy corner booths, and our waitress was friendly and attentive. Now here comes the food part…….the menu was simple and straight forward but the dishes were all about fusion and retakes on classics. There was duck tacos, flatbread with pork belly, skirt steak with sweet potato fries, beef fat fries (that’s next time) and the beer menu, well that’s another blog post but it was extensive.
I ordered the bon vivant, which was a combo of gin, grapefruit, basil and a few other things. It was a new taste palette but I loved the basil. Delish! For food we got beef buns, cheese flatbread, vegetable sliders, and my homegirl ordered the skirt steak with fries. The buns came in the steamer and were composed of cucumber, spicy mayo, a red beef. It was a good combo of spice and cool. The flatbread had three chesses and came with tomatoes and arguala. The veggie sliders had a chipotle mayo on multi grain bun. I loved all of it and was impressed with the fairly healthy options offered. The skirt steak was marinated and glazed and served with field greens and sweet potato fries. The fries were the sweet to the spice of the marinate on the steak.
The ambiance was nice and laid back, noisy (but that’s a bar for you) and the beer and food selection covered almost all tastes. The place provided a great respite from the weather and it right between times square and the garment district. So if you like beer and retakes on classics this is a good stop.
I would give this 3.5 out of 5 forks.