From the same team behind Tribeca’s trendy Church Street Tavern, Wild Horse Tavern offers delicious dishes from Executive Chef Max Renny (formerly of Fatty Cue and Fatty Crab) such as Brick Chicken with Garlic, Rosemary, Chili Flakes, Preserved Lemon and Market Greens; Beer Mussels with Double Smoked Bacon, Grain Mustard, Fine Herbs & a Hot Pretzel, and the Veggie Pot Pie with Truffled Mushrooms, Baby Carrots, Spring Peas and a Buttermilk Biscuit Crust.
With a name straight out of the popular Rolling Stones song, Wild Horse Tavern pays homage to classic American rock n’ roll. Owner Charlie Sub’s father is Paul Sub of the infamous Coventry club in Queens, where bands such as KISS, The Ramones, The New York Dolls and Blondie got their start. Clearly, cool runs in the family. The restaurant & bar will host live music every weekend on a stage located in the back dining area.
A standout of the menu is the Eastide Burger, which pays homage to Upper East Side culinary institutions with a house blend from Ottomanelli Bros. Butcher Shoppe (82nd Street and York), Double Smoked Bacon from Schaller & Weber (86th Street and Second Avenue), Aged Cheddar and a Potato Bun from Orwasher’s Bakery (78th Street and Second Avenue).
To sounds of Janis Joplin and Joan Jett, diners will indulge in the flavors of Chef Renny’s house-made pastrami in the Reubano sandwich, as well as Spiced Lamb Ribs, a Vietnamese Dip sandwich, the roasted garlic and herb dry-aged Chop Steak and the Germantown Platter, the Chef’s selection of local sausages, house sauerkraut, spiced mustard, and warm German potato salad.
The Tavern will feature 12 beers on tap, including Mother’s Milk, Lagunitas and the Kelso Pilsner, as well as delicious, hand-crafted Rock ‘n’ Roll-themed cocktails like the Smoke & Mirrors, the Whisky a GoGo, and the 10 Years Gone.
Photo Credit: Liz Clayman