For his new gastropub, chef Rob McCue says he has put together a menu that he’s envisioned for a long time. “This restaurant concept has been in the works for 15 years. I love this neighborhood and I thought high-end yet approachable comfort food would be a great fit for the area,” he said in a press release. The two-level space features exposed stonework and Italian stained-glass doors.
Dishes include Dungeness Crab Tater Tots with smoked chili aioli and shaved chive; Beef Wellie, a riff on beef Wellington; and Shepherd’s Pie with lamb shank, root vegetables, peas, whipped potato, and puff pastry. Locally sourced beers and wines, as well as cocktails, are offered.
Open daily from 5 p.m.
The Fat Monk
949 Columbus Ave. (between West 106th & West 107th streets)
Upper West Side