Our picks for the best spots in NYC for good brews and good food
New York City has it all when it comes to food. If you're looking to try out the latest trends in food (and are willing to stand in a line of some sort because, real talk, you will probably have to), you will definitely be able to find it here.
But, as with anything in life, some spots are indubitably better than others. Here at Mikkeller, we are partial to partnering with those places of only the highest caliber. As they say, good taste recognizes good taste!
Here's a list of a few of our favorite eateries in NYC where you can go to not only enjoy an insanely good meal, but a stellar Mikkeller brew to boot.
Italienne kills it with their Italian-French masterpiece dishes
Italienne was one of the most anticipated restaurants to open in the fall of 2016, and since then its popularity hasn't dipped even an inch. Michelin-starred head chef, Jared Sippel, manages to marry French and Italian cuisine in a way that seriously can't be beat. Head on over to their location in the Flatiron if you're in the mood for feeling fancy (apparently they have one of the best 5-course tasting menus in the city) + you want to try the bread that many Yelp reviews say is something else.
Momofuku Noodle Bar is a verified contender for ramen GOAT, NYC ed.
Ramen has officially taken over the world, and here at Mikkeller we are 100% here for it. The ramen at Momofuku Noodle Bar is on a whole other level of salty, noodle-y perfection, and we are delighted that our beer has a spot on the menu at an establishment doing God's work. If, on the other hand, noodles aren't really your thing (if this is the case though, who are you even?), Momofuku Noodle Bar always has a great spread of main dishes that is constantly changing, as well as a selection of staples like steamed buns and chicken wings that you really can't go wrong with.
Agern brings top notch Scandinavian fare to NYC
Being a Danish brewery ourselves, we couldn't leave off our list the understated yet oh-so-good Scandinavian eatery, Agern. Tucked into a nondescript corner of Grand Central Station, this place, much like Scandinavian culture and style overall, says a lot within the confines of innovative simplicity. Agern takes a great interest in the sustainability of their dishes and the ingredients they use, often incorporating generally discarded food stuffs into centerpieces of original menu offerings (pork neck with bean salad anyone?). While there, grab a Mikkeller brew to complete the experience and be the most hygge you can get this side of the Atlantic.
Babu Ji beats their own path when it comes to Indian food
Head chef at Babu Ji, Jessi Singh, is an innovative and self-taught culinary jedi, who takes traditional Indian fare to a higher level. The Unauthentic Butter Chicken has garnered rave reviews, and if you're looking for something sweet, the house-made ice cream, Kulfi, has been named a must-try by GrubStreet. As for the restaurant itself, Bollywood movies play silently from a projector on a white brick wall in one of the upper dining rooms, and photos of Indian men and woman artfully cover the walls. Definitely a must-visit if you're in Manhattan and have a hankering for some killer Indian food-- all while accompanied by some top notch Mikkeller offerings.
Little Prince brings you your next favorite meal, the french onion soup burger
Although this list already boasts a French option, we had to include Little Prince in SoHo on this list. We came across the mention of their French onion soup burger multiple times on best-of lists-- we even found an entire blog post devoted to singing its praises. With such a following, it was a given that Little Prince would make the list, if anything just so that we could direct Mikeller lovers to try out this cult-favorite. If burgers just really aren't your thing, there are many other amazing French bistro staples to choose from that will happily have you humming an American in Paris.