Crispy pig's ears; lamb fat olives; blood sausage. April Bloomfield is the one who brought the British gastropub to New York, in the form of the Spotted Pig in Greenwich Village, and Breslin follows the deep-fried-stuffed-pig's-feet type of theme. Just off the lobby of the equally cool Ace Hotel, it's a dark, wooden bar and restaurant with taxidermy touches and tattooed serving staff.
Elbow your way through the crowd of mustachioed hipsters in skinny jeans and rimmed glasses, and order from the beer menu. They’re mostly local microbrews, and there's cask beer on tap - when BarChick was there, it was all about Bronx Brewery. There's also a killer cocktail menu to get stuck into, so take your time and make an afternoon of it.
If you are staying for dinner try and get the curtained booth with the service button, and please do order the lamb burger. You'll want to come here again and again, and you should, it's open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. They also do the room service for the Ace Hotel, so technically you can eat that lamb burger 24 hours a day, hell yes!