in East Village & Lower East Side

Tucked at the end of Freeman Alley, this charmingly located and somewhat labyrinthine place draws a mostly hipster crowd who gather around the wooden tables to sip overflowing cocktails and nibble on dishes like roast chicken or slow-poached halibut. Potted plants and taxidermied antlers lend an endearing rustic-cabin vibe – a charming escape from the bustle (when it isn’t crowded inside).