Spitzer's Corner Restuarant Review

>> Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I've wanted to eat at Spitzer's Corner for a long time and despite honest efforts I never really made it down to this Lower East Side (LES) gastropub. However, when I won a coin toss this past weekend, it seemed like the perfect time to make the venture down there.

The LES is full of unique restaurants and shops so everything sort of sticks out. When approaching Spitzer's Corner the first this I notices was the wood exterior and large door.

When you walk in there is a large bar and long tables, completely packed at 3:30 in the afternoon on a Sunday.

We're lead to the back (I dragged Jef along with me) and seated at a comfy table for two.

The menu on the weekend is small because they ONLY serve the brunch menu (which was a big turn off in my opinion). For a place that boasts 40 unique beers on tap you would think they would have the whole menu, because I'm sorry pancakes with my Unibroue Ephemere beer (more on that in a later post) does not sound appealing.

Anyways, I ordered the short rib burger with Vermont cheddar and a side of french fries, and Jef get the "rustic" omelet with chorizo, piquillo peppers, and scallions. My burger was beyond delicious; cooked perfectly with juice ozing from its pores with every bite. Honestly, it may have beaten BLT Burger. The fries were freshly cut and fried with a spicy seasoning salt.

Then there was Jef's omelet...It fell short. There's really no other way to put it. There was really nothing special about it and if you are going to call something rustic, it better be good...

Overall, Spitzer's Corner was priced well and my food was good. I would definitely consider going back, but I would only go on a weekday so I could get the full menu.

corner of Ludlow and Rivington Street
New York, NY
212 228-0027


Unknown January 8, 2009 at 1:17 PM  

I have eaten several times at Spitzers. On one occasion, I could not have been more impressed. Not only were the dishes well priced, I had the most amazing pork belly sandwich with roasted cherry tomatoes and jalapeno beer from the Rogue Breweries if I am not mistaken. Recommended for the beer, the prices, and the crowd.

J. Floyd January 8, 2009 at 1:39 PM  

The best part of my meal was the beer...I also could not have been more uncomfortable at the table that didn't have a chair, but a tiny stool that was probably came from some sort of elementary school furniture catalog...


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