The Breslin Bar & Dining Room
After much fanfare, more fanfare and—for good measure—an extra heaping of fanfare, The Spotted Pig's Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield are ready to unveil their mega-gastropub at the Ace Hotel. The eye-popping, two-story space is now open for breakfast and lunch, and a smaller snack menu is available in the lobby, including terrine with grilled toast, and grilled three-cheese sandwich with country ham and pickles. Dinner service to follow soon. As befits an April Bloomfield joint, expect a meat-centric lineup loaded with rich, roasted and salty flavors: rib eye for two, various terrines and a delectable pork sandwich. Just don't expect to see the Spotted Pig's legendary burger: At the recent Burger Bash, Bloomfield told us it'll remain exclusive to that restaurant. "This is a Spotted Pig burger. Nobody [else] creatin' that."