Mon-Sat, 11:30am-1am; Sun, 11:30am-midnight
1 at 28th St.
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26th St. to 32nd St., Sixth Ave. to Eighth Ave.
One of three horse-themed bars on a stretch of Seventh Avenue near Madison Square Garden, Mustang Sally's draws an amiable mix of sports fans and Penn Station commuters. Sally’s keeps pace with the nearby Triple Crown, offering pub grub beneath a dozen flat screen TVs. Acres of polished blond wood give the interior a straight-out-of-Dublin look, with round streetlight-like lamps providing low lighting for a row of cozy booths. Open seating in the large back area offers views of a large-screen TV. The menu covers basic sandwich and pasta territory, along with fish, chicken, and red meat entrées, and a surprisingly extensive selection of salads. The peripherals can leave a little to be desired. The steak fries and onion rings are food-service generic. But the Mustang burger is a huge, juicy patty grilled to order, and the Black Angus steak is likewise distinguished—16 thick seared ounces of lean meat. The pot pies, chicken or beef, are served with generous portions of chunky meat in hearty gravy, beneath a football-shaped puff pastry cap. The tap selection is a little lacking (Murphy's in lieu of Guinness), but the vibe more than compensates. The result is as comfortable place as any to while away a pennant race or an NFL Sunday.Recommended Dishes
Buffalo wings, $8.95; Mustang burger, $10.95; chicken pot pie, $15.95; 12 oz. New York sirloin steak, $25.95