When East Village residents in the know are hungry for a hearty meal and starving for a great night out, they walk over to Knotty Barrel Gastropub, winner of the 2011 and 2012 A*List award for Best New American restaurant. Knotty Barrel is an understated locals’ joint serving up craft-beer-friendly fare that’s pure Americana, with subtle and savory twists on the classics. This is where potatoes are reborn as Parmesan and herb truffle fries, Angus beef is carved into juicy medallions topped with béarnaise and bleu cheese, burgers are available in beef or bison - and everything tastes better when paired with any of the more than 100 beers available at the full bar. For a big breakfast on the sunlit patio, lunch away from the fray or a wholesome dinner that makes everything feel okay, drop into Knotty Barrel today.
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