Wilfie & Nell

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79 Solid

Above average pub-grub in a candlelit space infused with Irish bonhomie.

228 W. 4th St., New York, NY, 10014



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The lowdown

This rustic, unpretentious pub traffics in Irish comfort foods like fries with malt vinegar and sausage-wrapped Scotch eggs, or, what Ricky Gervais calls “a delicious and nutritious path to cardiac arrest.” There’s also a solid chicken-liver pâté with onion jam, Berkshire-pork sliders, and an elevated grilled cheese made with McClure’s pickles and pullman loaf. You can eat these fine Irish tapas at the bar or hunched over a rough communal table or beneath a bare-bulb lamp in an odd chair that looks like it might have belonged to Edith Bunker. But be forewarned: If you’ve got an appetite, go early or on a slow night. It gets loud and raucous on weekends, when a thirsty young crowd takes over the room like a swarm of locusts.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!