1. The Spotted Pig
314 W. 11th St., at Greenwich St.; 212-620-0393
The mother of all New York gastropubs, of course. The kitchen makes as much of seasonal vegetables as haddock chowder, and the burger is epic.
2. Sheep Station
149 Fourth Ave., at Douglass St., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-857-4337
Roomy Aussie pub at the bottom edge of the Slope, where the wines, the lamb, and the whole fish of the day (when it’s barramundi) all hail from Down Under. Don’t miss the minced-meat pie.
3. The Inn LW12
7 Ninth Ave., at Little W. 12th St.; 212-206-0300
New York’s first and only Canadian gastropub. Signature dish: poutine—fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy.
56 Fifth Ave., nr. Bergen St., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-636-4385
Park Slope’s handsome, dimly lit answer to the trend. On the menu: Berkshire pork belly and beans, rabbit pot pie, and sticky Guinness toffee pudding.