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What restaurants feel like mini-trips away from New York?

Upvoted by Bethany Kate and 10 others

Kellie Norris



Current wine rep for Savio Soares Selections and bartender at Sweet Chick Ludlow. Past lives include The Modern, Craft and Raines Law Room.

Kellie Norris

Current wine rep for Savio Soares Selections and bartender at Sweet Chick Ludlow. Past lives include The Modern, Craft and Raines Law Room.

Answer found helpful by Christopher Thurber and 26 others

BBQ is a tricky issue, everyone has their opinions and preferences. I'm sure we can all agree that it can be an overpriced racket here in NYC. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. You can find out everything you need to know about a person by eating BBQ with them. So take someone you trust (or someone you really want to get to know) and go to Mable's during the day. Sit at the bar, grab a beer. Tell your friend you're thinking of ordering a whiskey. Order an Old Overholt. Look up at the TV and marvel at the fact that Smokey and the Bandit is playing. Order the DeLuxe Platter (3 meats/3 sides, comes with bread and slaw and pickles-ask for extra pickles) Here's my order: Brisket, Ribs, Pulled Pork, Beets, Collard Greens, Beans. (You're Welcome) Then, watch as things get messy due to the food/whiskey time continuum. Maybe it's all of the antique wood, maybe it's the smell of smoke, maybe it's the old movies, maybe it's the bathrooms that seem to be transported from a trailer park home, maybe (probably) it's that winning combination of meat and whiskey.

P.S. Save room for a slice of Key Lime Pie.

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Dutch pastry chef studying in NYC

Adalyn Van Witten

This is incredible! Wonderful discovery, I hadn't heard about Mable's. Thank you!

Reply over 1 year ago

Samantha Butler

I love it -- wash that BBQ down with a key lime pie! :)

Reply over 1 year ago


Brooklynite, freelance journalist/photographer

Jeremy Peterson

For people who haven't been here, this describes it really well. Nice piece of writing!

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42 Grove St, New York, NY

Erin Healy

New York City

Sommelier, Restaurant Marc Forgione

Erin Healy

Sommelier, Restaurant Marc Forgione

Answer found helpful by Peter Abatelli and 16 others

I used to live in Paris, and this place makes me feel like I'm right back there. My colleague and I visited this tiny bistro last week for the first time, and the charm extended from the darling menus to the carafes of wine and hand drawn maps of France all over the walls. We sat for the entire afternoon consuming eggs and caviar, along with carafes (yes, plural) of french vino, and I nearly forgot that I wasn't drinking a cocktail far before it is appropriate (by American standards).

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Culinary Instructor, Writer

Georgia Winter

I've been to Buvette several times and though the very same thing, though I've only visited Paris. It's quickly become one of my go-to restaurants.

Reply over 1 year ago


Private chef, specialize in latin american cuisine

Marc Ramos

I've seen Buvette a few times on RoundTable I'm starting to wonder what I'm missing out on. I don't live in this area but it looks like it might be worth the trip

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