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The understated, minimalist façade at Wylie Dufresne’s New Age gastropub bears a striking resemblance to the popular Momofuku franchises in the neighborhood, and the décor (brick walls painted a bunker gray, slats of reclaimed wood in the rafters, a bar built for eating as well as drinking) has been designed with a Changian sense of comfort and practicality in mind. After the closing of his famous downtown atelier, wd~50, it was only a matter of time before Dufresne began dabbling with his beloved tasting-menu format (a four-course, multichoice dinner in the main dining room costs $65). But the core of this inventive establishment remains the pub menu, which features playful gourmet riffs on old-fashioned favorites like pigs in a blanket (made with sweet Chinese sausage instead of hot dogs), fried corn dogs on a stick stuffed with Cajun boudin, and the predictably excellent Alder Burger, which is a available Sunday through Wednesday. For maximum burger pleasure, we recommend the “All In” version, which includes a pint of Greenport Harbor Ale and a stack of Dufresne’s fiendishly addictive, Gruyère-slathered “French onion soup” rings for $21.Note
This former no-reservations joint now takes them online.Ideal Meal
Pumpernickel crostini, clam chowder, foie gras terrine, fried quail, root-beer pudding.