Dining Detectives: Whitehall 10014 Bar & Kitchen-New York City
The dining scene in New York City is amazing. Every time we go there we find restaurants that exceed our expectations. A friend had advised us that there was a British Gin Bar called Whitehall that served excellent cuisine, so knew we had to go to Greenwich Village to try it. We sat at the bar, ordered some Fanny Bay Oysters on the half shell and enjoyed a few House Concoctions. We enjoyed an Old Speckled Hen Draught Beer and our favorite cocktail which was the classic Vesper made with Cocchi Americano, Plymouth Gin, Vodka, and Lemon Bitters. It’s fun to note, we were told that this classic cocktail was James Bond’s favorite “Martini” which should be shaken, not stirred.
Later in the evening, we moved to a comfortable table by the front windows which allowed us to see both the street and the bar area. We ordered Great Britain’s Hildon Gently Sparkling Low Sodium Water while we perused the menu. The Starters that we enjoyed were the Oysters Kilpatrick with smoked bacon and lively Worcestershire Dressing, the Pressed Duck Terrine with crackling Frisee and Homemade Mustard and the excellent Pan Roasted Squid with spicy pork sausage, fingerling potatoes, and gentlemen’s relish. The Grilled Entrees were quite tasty as well and were served with Cos Lettuce & Fried Garlic Rosemary Potatoes. We loved the both the Lamb Sirloin served with mushy pea fritter and mum’s mint sauce and the On the Bone Sea Bream with lemon and herb oil. The Roasted Asparagus with Pinenut Dressing as a side was also excellent. The Wine List is International and we enjoyed the 2007 Cloudy Bay New Zealand Chardonnay, which paired well with the oysters and the 2009 The Hedonist McLaren Vale Australian Shiraz which paired perfectly with the Lamb.
We certainly enjoyed both the Bar Scene and dining at Whitehall Lane and look forward to stopping in on our next visit to New York City.
By Carol & Joe Davis
Whitehall 10014 Bar & Kitchen
19 Greenwich Street
New York, New York 10014