The Upper West Side food scene continues to expand with a new Kosher sports bar and a reopened summer hotspot in Central Park.
Gotham Burger: The upscale sports bar on Amsterdam between 95th and 96th just opened last week. It has 70 seats, and lots of TV’s, but no cheeseburgers. That’s because it’s Kosher! The burgers and fries are supposedly quite tasty. It’s closed on Shabbat, but it’s open until 4 a.m. on Saturday night/Sunday morning. The rest of the week it’s open until midnight and 1 a.m. on Thursday.
As Tablet magazine recently reported: “The new location, said [owner Avi] Roth, is meant for the ‘boys after work’ or a date, as well as families. Decorated in blues and browns, with a glowing red arch in the middle of the room that separates the front bar from the dining area, Gotham has a polished, lounge-like look, with cushioned booths and oak tables beneath black chandeliers. Small flat-screen televisions play ESPN and NBC Sports over the marble-topped bar in front. The back of restaurant, which holds the largest TV, is meant as a ‘VIP lounge.’ The restaurant, which can accommodate about 35 people, also includes an outdoor deck currently under construction.”
Public Fare: In Central Park, a summertime treat is back: Danny Meyer’s Public Fare recently opened again at the Delacorte Theater. It’s got a take-out window outside the theater in the middle of the park around 80th street, and opens from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Wednesday through Sunday (open till 6 on Fridays). On days when there are Shakespeare in the Park performances at the Delacorte, the Public Fare stays open until 15 minutes after the performance starts (around 8:45 p.m.). The menu is mostly sandwiches, salads and treats, with iced push-up pops, drinks and coffee. There are also $6 and $7 beers, $8 wines and $9 mimosas. “Happy Hour on Fridays means $3 draft beers and $5 wines by the glass,” Gothamist adds. For the full menu, click here.
Photo via Gotham Burger’s facebook page.