Published January 21, 2013
Greenwich Village’s New Den of Steak
Looks like winter found you.
1. Damn. 2. Time to revert to the old consume-lots-of-meat-and-cocktails method of coping.
And hey, here’s the perfect place...
Get comfortable at Cole’s Greenwich Village
, a classic wedge of cocktails, carnivorous delights
and vintage Greenwich Village charm, opening tonight.
This is the Jimmy at the James Hotel guys’ second opening
in the past week. This time, it’s in the old Lyon spot. Which is now
a cross between
the civilized era of commuter rail travel and a bar Dylan Thomas
would’ve stumbled into/out of. Part dry-aged New York strip. Part bourbon-honey-mint-peppercorn cocktail.
All post-workday joymongering.
Here’s how we see this going.
Say you’re standing at the entrance. To your left, the bar—sort of a 45-degree-angled hunk of wooden
warmth lit by fog lamps and old-timey orbs. It’s here where you’ll grab a stool, rub your hands
together, blow a hot breath and demand hot buttered rum (if ever there were a week for it...).
But let’s say you’re in for the long haul. The full dinner haul. Go right. Past the train benches and
overhead luggage racks. Into the main dining room. Snatch one of the arched leather banquettes for
“talking business” and “talking the finer points of pancetta-topped salmon and double-cut pork
Eating those things would be a strong play, too.
Cole's Greenwich Village
118 Greenwich Ave
(at W 13th St)
New York, NY 10011