NYC Guide: Cannibal
Feb 8 2015
Cannibal is certainly one of NYC’s many hidden gems, and I’ve been daydreaming about it since I had dinner (and drinks) there last week. It’s a small bar/restaurant located on East 29th between Lexington and Park, and their food..and beer selection..is amazing. Take a peek here.
When you first walk in, there are refrigerators lining the front hallway, and they’re showcasing what seems like an endless supply of beer. Being a stereotypical Irish girl and a beer-lover myself, this is what had me in love at first sight.
The staff is incredibly helpful, and they’re looking out to make sure that you choose a perfect draft..especially considering it’s more than likely that you will only know a handful of the ones they have available. I told our waiter that I liked lighter beers, and he brought over three different types, explaining each one in detail. Great service.
My friend and I ordered a few different dishes, including the lamb tartare, brussel sprouts, sausage, and bone marrow. I wasn’t a big fan of the marrow, but it was certainly interesting to try. The plates are on the smaller side, so ordering a few different options and sharing is definitely the best way to go. (There was also a group of guys sitting next to us that ordered an entire pig’s head! Eek. It was terrifying to look at, but it smelled pretty good).
As you may have guessed, this is definitely more of a guys’ joint. Endless beer and amazing meat dishes. ‘Nuff said, right? My favorite part about the place (as any girl might say) is the adorable outdoor seating area they have, which is where we got to sit. They have heaters in the winter, so you can’t even tell how cold it is outside, and there are bicycles and lights all over the brick walls that surround you.
A coworker also told me that they open up the roof in the summertime, so I’ll definitely be heading back to take a peek at this place again in warmer weather. A definite must-see!