Joseph DeCristofaro brings a
delectable taste of The Hamptons to Manhattan with
his new restaurant, Old Stove Pub located at 10761
1st Avenue between 59th and 60th
Streets. As the Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack, New York has been a
Hamptons favorite for locals and visitors alike since it was established in
1967, Owner Joseph DeCristofaro decided it was the perfect time to bring its cuisine
and gracious hospitality to Manhattan by opening a second Old Stove Pub in
Old Stove Pub NYC
dinner at the recently opened Old Stove Pub on Thursday, November 17, 2022,
where the ambience was one of gracious hospitality. The restaurant is intimate
and welcoming with its expansive wall of windows, pickled wood floors, black
bent-wood chairs flank tables elegantly dressed in double-draped linens, fresh
flowers in small vases grace the tables, and blue votive candles or high-top
black shade candlesticks softly illuminate the diners. Photographs of New York
City adorn the white brick walls, and a tiered ceiling adds architectural
interest and appeal. Striped upholstered and black leather banquettes with
nubby pillows line a few of the walls for extra comfortable seating.
offered by the glass as well as by the bottle with a nice selection across the
board from moderate wines to more expensive, and there is an interesting,
well-crafted cocktail menu. The Old Stove Pub menu is divided into Starters,
Raw Bar, Entrees, Sauces, and Sides for Sharing, with a vast selection of each
to appeal to diverse palates. A few examples from the Starters section include
Saganaki, a Greek cheese baked in casserole with olive oil and lemon served
with warm pita; Fresh Truffle Burrata served with grilled peaches, house salad,
cherry tomatoes, balsamic glaze; Onion Soup, traditional homemade onion soup,
veal stock with melted cheese; and Steamed Mussels with white wine, garlic,
scallions, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and paprika.
examples from the Raw Bar section include Crab Cocktail with jumbo lump crab,
frisée salad served with mustard mayo and cocktail sauce; Salmon Tartare with
capers, shallots, chives, mustard, baby mache and garlic crostini; Fresh Clams
and Fresh Oysters, and more.
section is a diverse offering that will appeal to Vegetarians with their
Stuffed Eggplant with Basmati rice, lentils, zucchini, tomatoes, red peppers,
feta cheese, tzatziki, and tahini sauce. There are also great Sides for Sharing
that include a Cauliflower Gratin, Sautéed Brussel Sprouts, Creamed Spinach,
Potatoes a la Old Stove Pub, Sautéed Spinach, Sautéed Mushrooms, Broccoli Rabe,
French Fries, Mashed Potatoes, Hash Browns, and Basmati Rice.
and Shellfish Lovers there are Local Sea Scallops, Pan Roasted Atlantic Salmon,
Fresh Branzino, Jumbo Prawns, and Seafood Pasta. For those who prefer Chicken
or Meat there is Roasted Chicken, Old Stove Pub Burger, Skirt Steak, Australian
Lamb Chops, a 14-ounce Rib Eye Boneless Prime, a 10-ounce Prime Filet Mignon,
and larger steaks for sharing, their 20-ounce Sagaponack Steak (for 2), and
their 40-ounce Tomahawk Steak (for 2).
Bruschetta with Cannellini Beans
started our dining experience with an amuse of Bruschetta with Cannellini
Beans, which was a delicious introduction to their culinary style. We continued
with two of their Starters, the Calamari, and the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. The
Calamari was lightly fried and accompanied by two tasty sauces, a Chipotle Mayo,
and a Marinara Sauce, topped with a House Salad, and garnished with generous
lemon wedges. The chef had a perfect touch with the calamari batter as they were
golden brown, light, tender, and totally delectable.
Lump Crab Cake was baked jumbo lump crab crowned with pea shoots and
beautifully presented on a bed of whole grain mustard and a crisscross pattern
of balsamic glaze. If the crab was any fresher, we would have needed to eat it while
still on the fishing boat.
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Entrees, we selected the Pan Roasted Atlantic Salmon and the Rib Eye Boneless
Prime. The salmon was cooked to our specification of medium rare and elegantly
presented on a bed of tiny organic lentils, baby spinach, diced zucchini,
carrots, celery, with rings of grain mustard cream sauce and basil oil. This
dish really sang out with its mélange of flavors to complement the crispy skin
Pan Roasted Atantic Salmon
The Rib Eye
Boneless Prime was 14-ounces of tender, mouthwatering beef perfectly cooked to
medium rare and topped with Blue Cheese Butter that melted into the meat and
was sensational. We paired the Salmon and the Rib Eye by sharing a side of
Potatoes a la Old Stove, which were crispy potatoes wedges sprinkled with
Rib Eye and Old Stove Pub Potatoes
restaurant has an excellent dessert menu, and we ended our dining experience at
the Old Stove Pub on a sweet note by sharing the Homemade Baklava made with
filo, almonds, and honey syrup. A few of the other interesting desserts on the
menu included the Pavlova made with meringue, macerated strawberries, whipped
cream, Panna Cotta, Crème Brûlée, and NY Cheesecake topped with berry coulis
and whipped cream, providing us with another reason to return. The Old Stove
Pub in NYC is an intimate restaurant with a comfortable ambience, excellent
cuisine, and gracious and attentive service that earmark it for success. Old
Stove Pub, welcome to Manhattan!
time, Bon Appetit!
Pub NYC is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday for dinner from 4:00
pm - 9:00 pm, and on Friday and Saturday for dinner from 4:00 pm until 10:00
pm. Please visit their website for more information: https://www.oldstovepub.com/location/ny/
Avenue (between East 59th and East 60th Streets)
New York 10022
Pub NYC also has a sister restaurant, Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack, New York for
the next time you are in The Hamptons. Please visit their website for more
information: https://www.oldstovepub.com/location/hamptons/ or call them at +1-631-537-3300
for more information on hours.
Pub (The Hamptons)
New York 11962
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