Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A few more details about East Side Tavern, coming to the former Redhead space

As we noted way back on Dec. 28, an applicant is vying for a new liquor license for the former Redhead space, 349 E. 13th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

The applicant's application (PDF!) is now live on the CB3 website. The venture, going as East Side Tavern, will serve "American fare" in a dining room that seats 44 guests. There's also a 14-seat bar. The proposed hours are 4 p.m. to 4 a.m.; with opening times at 11 a.m. for weekend brunch. (The application also notes "acoustic live music on occasion.")

The applicant, Michael Stewart, is also behind Tavern on Jane at 31 Eighth Ave.

Here's what New York magazine had to say about Tavern on Jane, which opened in 1995:

Bleecker Street may be teeming with expensive boutiques and cupcake tourists, but the Village vibe lives on at Tavern on Jane. With vintage posters on its exposed brick, an embossed ceiling, and low, topaz lighting, the dining area feels as inviting as a bustling English roadside inn. Most customers sip brimming pints of ale in the front room’s convivial bar, or settle into the back room to doodle with fat crayons on each table’s butcher paper. The Tavern’s brand of classy pub grub goes for hearty flavors over foppish modern flourishes. Tender, marinated hanger steak comes with your choice of potato and vegetable — the emerald asparagus is charred and sweet, while potatoes au gratin have the creamy bite of blue cheese. The grilled, juicy burger, capped with gooey cheddar, comes nestled inside a toasted bun and served with tawny fries and a dish of sweet coleslaw...

The Redhead closed here last month after a successful 10-year run.

CB3's SLA committee meeting is 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the Thelma Burdick Community Room, 10 Stanton St. at the Bowery.

Previously on EV Grieve:
East Side Tavern in the works for former Redhead space on 13th Street


Anonymous said...

Tavern on Jane is the sort of place I'd love to see in the EV: not overly expensive, decent food in a nice surrounding, no uber-trends or the sort of crowd that rushes in to be part of a "scene".

If the new place is like ToJ, then that could be a ice addition to the hood.

Pinch said...

I agree with Anon 9:25am. Maybe just call it The Tavern or something along those lines, though...sort of like the 11th Street Bar.

Anonymous said...

Tawny fries? Some people need their thesauri taken away.

Optimist said...

I've been to Jane Street Tavern several times and agree w 9:25, though not sure 4 am close makes sense for us. (They do have it there, but the entrance is on 8th Avenue, not a side street.)