The Loyal

The rating scale of 0 to 100 reflects our editors’ appraisals of all the tangible and intangible factors that make a restaurant or bar great — or terrible — regardless of price.

Read more about the new ratings
69 Not Terrible

An American brasserie from chef John Fraser.

289 Bleecker St., New York, NY, 10014


Reserve a table

Known For

The lowdown

The inspirations for John Fraser’s American brasserie range from Blue Ribbon and Raoul’s to Montauk’s legendary watering hole the Shagwong, where the chef worked summers during college. His menu is at once familiar and creative, with gastropubby-sounding fare like bacon-wrapped endive with Gruyère Mornay and shrimp scampi. As you might expect from the man behind the meatless Nix (as well as Narcissa and Dovetail), au courant vegetable cookery is on display, but you’ll also find a cheeseburger with duck-fat tots. And for dessert, a choice of sundaes, including a DIY one for the table to share.

adam platt

Read Original Review

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar