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The Cannibal

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113 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016 40.74378 -73.982649
nr. Park Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-686-5480 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Gastropub
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Official Website

thecannibalnyc.com

Hours

Daily, 11am-11:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 28th St.

Prices

$6-$16

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

With its low ceilings and low-key vibe, this cozy next-door add-on to Resto could be located in another borough (namely, the one that starts with a B). Indoor seating is confined to metal stools at two wooden counters (one of which functions as a butcher shop by day) and one four-top table, making groups hard—too bad, since the selection of meat-centric small plates is ideal for sharing. Thankfully, the heated patio offers an additional 40 seats. Cold and cured items line one side of the butcher-paper menu, including heaping piles of ham (the Benton's Smoky lives up to its name so much it recalls an expensive Scotch), smaller portions of cured sausages, and whole fresh sausages, including a too-mushy though nicely spiced boudin noir. The real delights lie on the menu's back side, with plates like the fat-drenched and irresistible whipped lardo toast. The menu's highlight, funnily enough, is the unassuming-sounding Cannibal dog, topped with beef-heart chili, raw onions, and yellow mustard. The sauce is less overwhelming than typical chili, and the dogs themselves are so lusciously juicy you'll be tempted to order more for dessert. Beer fans should take note of the sprawling list of European and domestic suds, available by draft or by the bottle—to go or to stay.

Note

Reservations accepted for parties of 8 or more.

Recommended Dishes

Whipped lardo toast, $6; Cannibal dogs, $14

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