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Nelson Blue

233-235 Front St., New York, NY 10038 40.707711 -74.001668
at Peck Slip   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-346-9090 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$

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    9 out of 10

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Official Website

nelsonblue.com

Hours

Daily, 11:30am-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z at Fulton St.

Prices

$13-$28

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Take-Out
  • Waterfront

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

New Zealand-born owner—and one time Puck Fair bartender—Pauli Morgan named this gastropub after his hometown down under. The low-ceilinged space features a curved wood bar and carved columns that resemble waka, traditional Maori war canoes engraved with tribal designs. The friendly swagger of the staff and the Kiwi focused wine list—highlighting vintners from the Marlborough and Otago regions—add authenticity. Only the pub grub is less consistent. Lamb appears on the menu in myriad forms, but the kebabs aren’t much different than those sold from midtown halal carts, and the signature dish of curried lamb pie is fatty and not particularly aromatic. Greasy starters like corn-zucchini fritters are tasty, though unmemorable; better choices are steamed green-lipped mussels, served in a delicate coconut-curry broth, and a perfectly executed club sandwich, layered with fried eggs, roasted tomato, smoky bacon, and a smear of avocado and spicy mayo. It’s the perfect foil for a fresh-pulled pint of Speight’s lager, one of the eight beers on tap.

Note

The kitchen closes at midnight every night.

Recommended Dishes

Green-lipped mussels, $16; fried-egg “sarni,” $11

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