Mon-Fri, noon-1am; Sat-Sun, 11am-1am
A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Houston St. to 23rd St., Seventh Ave. to West Side Hwy.
Bleecker Street may be teeming with expensive boutiques and cupcake tourists, but the Village vibe lives on at Tavern on Jane. With vintage posters on its exposed brick, an embossed ceiling, and low, topaz lighting, the dining area feels as inviting as a bustling English roadside inn. Most customers sip brimming pints of ale in the front room’s convivial bar, or settle into the back room to doodle with fat crayons on each table’s butcher paper. The Tavern’s brand of classy pub grub goes for hearty flavors over foppish modern flourishes. Tender, marinated hanger steak comes with your choice of potato and vegetable—the emerald asparagus is charred and sweet, while potatoes au gratin have the creamy bite of blue cheese. The grilled, juicy burger, capped with gooey cheddar, comes nestled inside a toasted bun and served with tawny fries and a dish of sweet coleslaw. Dunk cornmeal-crusted fried oysters into a Cajun tartar sauce sweetened with relish, or share flavorful salads like the curly chicory and gorgonzola dressed with roasted garlic and a sweet-tart balsamic vinaigrette. Loosen your belt and relax in the company of adults—country living has never been closer.Note
Reservations are only accepted for parties of five or more.Recommended Dishes
Grilled marinated hanger steak, $22; charbroiled burger, $13