Pickles, pick-ups, and artisanal beers: Those are the holy trinity at this buzzy tavern. It’s become THE place for the neighborhood’s singles to scope one another out, and they do so over some of the finest comfort food in town. We’re talking fried chicken atop huge and satisfyingly flaky biscuits; creamy grits with head-on shrimp; and, yes, jars of artisanal pickled foods of all sorts (the beets, the dilly beans, and the eggs are particularly delish). As for the beer, some 20 taps gush out unusual brews from around the Northeast, with a particular emphasis on sour beers. One warning: The noise level in this brick-walled, railroad track of a restaurant is epic, so don’t choose Jacob’s if you’re hoping for a quiet tête-à-tête.
New York City
New York City› Restaurant
509 Amsterdam Ave (btw. 84th and 85th Sts.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Upper West Side Hours Mon–Thurs 11am–2am; Fri 11am–4am; Sat 9am–4am; Sun 9am–2am Transportation Subway: 1, B, C to 86th St Phone 212/470-5566 Prices Main courses $16–$27 Cuisine Type American Regional Web site Jacob’s Pickles
Map509 Amsterdam Ave New York City
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