Let’s play a game.
Think of a number from one through 10.
Okay, you’re thinking... about cheese. Again.
We get it. Really, we do:
Rejoice at tidings of Murray’s Cheese Bar
, a house of worship dedicated to the versatile,
incomparable food that is cheese, opening Wednesday.
Murray’s Cheese has been your go-to fromagerie for eons. Even scores you some forbidden Spanish ham
once in a while. Well, now they’re doing the restaurant thing
just a couple doors down. And they’re sticking with what they know (starts with a C, ends with
“heese”). Charcuterie boards, mac n’s, deep frieds, curds and, of course, s’mores—all with or
prominently featuring your favorite dairy item
. Just imagine that scene in Forrest Gump
where Bubba names
all the shrimp dishes, but the cheese version.
You’ll arrive to see a series of very red seats along a white marble bar on the left and marble two-tops
on the right. Charming enough. But let’s face it: you’d sit on a one-legged stool with itchy upholstery
for this. There’s wine (the official drink of cheese) and beer, so order some of that. Then order the
open-faced rarebit burger topped with beer-and-cheese melt.
If only your buddy Chuck E. could see this.
Murray’s Cheese Bar
264 Bleecker St
(between Cornelia and Morton)
New York, NY 10014