Speakeasys are definitely on trend right now in NYC, but have you heard of a Steakeasy?
Housed in a 190 year old Greenwich Village townhouse, there is definitely a sense of nostalgia when visiting & Son. With all the different fad style speakeasy bars, Father’s Study at & Son is EXACTLY what I think of. Behind a secret door of the restaurant and up the red staircase is a dimly lit cocktail bar surrounded by old books, bottles and lounge chairs. It quite appropriately is reminiscent of an old school study.
The ambience of Father’s Study is refined but very cozy, intimate, and photogenic to boot. It is such a cool experience to have a drink in and in my opinion it is the perfect place to start out or end your evening when visiting & Son.
Aside from Father’s Study, there are two more rooms of this space, a nicely modernized and casual bar area also serving up their own separate menu, and a stunning bright dining room, think modernized Gatsby, offering a pri-fixe menu dining experience. Prices vary between your choice of steak (there are some options outside of steak (although I mean it is a STEAKeasy), and you also have a choice between two appetizer options, two salad options, and three desserts.
I would have never thought I would enjoy these pigs in a blanket as much as I did, but I think the seasoning was a nice touch and I love the spicy mustard and found it gave a really nice kick.
A classic rendition but with a few extras. I love the parmesan crisps in place of croutons and the little richness of the dollup of yolk on top. The lettuce was crisp and there was an appropriate amount of dressing. All in all very well done.
For the main attraction, the two steaks came out in a wonderful presentation. The steak themselves were beautifully seasoned with a note of rosemary and herbs shining through. I personally would have liked it if it leaned a touch more rare, however I still found that it was tender and tasty and for most people it was the perfect standard medium.
The sides were also a hit. Personally, the mashed potatoes were the wow factor of the whole meal. For such a seemingly basic dish they were incredibly flavorful and both the garlic and parmesan notes were able to shine. Texture-wise, it had the perfect creaminess. The carbonara was also good, with a nice smokiness from the bacon and creaminess of the yolk. It is definitely instagram-worthy to break into. Finally, the creamed spinach was really lovely too, not too much to say other than it is a staple steakhouse item that was executed well.
Finally for dessert we had the chocolate mousse and blueberry cheesecake. The mouse was so rich and decadant and tasted like that real good quality cocoa. The blueberry cheesecake was also really creamy and delicious, not too tart and definitely very light. I think that either one is a great option.
Each cocktail I had was definitely unique and really done proper. I tried the hibiscus sour, which was very balanced and had that nice silkiness from the egg white. I also tried Moms Medicine (photographed above) which was really a delicious and warming bourbon-based drink that was again very balanced and not too strong.
& Son Info
62 West 9th Street between 5th & 6th, NYC
Wednesday & Sunday: 5:00pm – 11pm
Thursday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 12am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11am -3pm
Wednesday – Saturday