Welcome to the Shakespeare, a small sorta “gastropub” near Bryant Park in NYC. They offer great beer and “traditional British Food”. On this night, I met up with my friend from college. This bar is his bar, like the kind of bar you see on Cheers, it’s a place that everyone knows his name….. He comes here like 3 times a week, even more when the week isn’t going his way. I met up with him for some after work beers and food.
After a few beers, we decided to order food….
Bangers and Mash:
Myers of Keswick bangers, mashed potatoes, onion gravy
A very hearty meal consisting of sausages on top of mashed potatoes dressed with savory Onion Gravy. The kind of meal that fills up your heart and arteries with warmth.
Chicken Tikka Masala:
Basmati rice, toasted almonds, ginger steeped raisins
Chicken Tikka Masala made for English taste, even though this dish is like the General Tso Chicken of Indian food. It’s not as spicy as most Indian restaurants, my friend can’t handle spice at all, so this was perfect for him.
“Jones Wood Foundry”
Banana, vanilla cream, shaved chocolate, candied almonds
For dessert my friend got a banoffee pie. It’s a creme pie with a very crumbly rust, topped with chocolates and candied almonds as the sweets. When you cut into it with a fork it comes apart perfectly. It’s the perfect compliment if you ate something savory like the Bangers and Mash or drank a lot of beer with a sweet tooth….
The Shakespeare is a good pub in NYC. If you are staying near Bryant park or even Times square, I would definitely recommend this place. Try their very extensive collection of interesting English beers + English pub food that isn’t fish and chips.
The Shakespeare NYC
24 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016