Mon-Thu, 11am-1am; Fri, 11am-3am; Sat, 10am-3am; Sun, 10am-midnight
J, M, Z at Essex St.; F at Delancey St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Canal St. to 14th St., Ave. C to Lafayette St.
Even more impressive than Keith McNally’s finger-snapping knack for creating fun, atmospheric places that grow old gracefully is his co-chefs Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson’s ability to turn out such consistently satisfying, affordable grub. A deeply flavorful steak frites and an iron skillet of sizzling garlic shrimp are better than they have any right to be, considering the hipster-haunted scene. The sticky toffee pudding passes muster with finicky Englishmen, and where else can you get a Welsh rarebit this good—or for that matter, a Welsh rarebit, period? If you can park yourself there on a late afternoon, you and whomever you’re playing hooky with will practically have the whole white-tiled, sun-filled place to yourselves.Brunch
Sat.—Sun., 10 a.m.—5 p.m. On weekend mornings, Schiller's serves fruity Pimm's Cups to its bleary-eyed clientele, plus fresh-made dollar doughnuts and a thick hazelnut waffle doused in bourbon-flavored maple syrup.