THE MERCHANT is an American brasserie that occupies a former leather goods shop in Downtown Crossing. The restaurant serves small bites, late-night fare and traditional entrees cooked up by Executive Chef Matt Foley and served in the banquette-filled space. The long bar stocks over 60 craft brews, along with a robust cocktail program and an interesting wine list.
OLÉ serves creative Mexican fare conceived by Chef Erwin Ramos. In addition to traditional Mexican offerings and specialty entrees, the menu features street food-inspired dishes and plates composed of locally sourced ingredients. The bar offers a prodigious tequila and mezcal selection, a wide range of craft brews and unique house-made milk punches and cordials.
Bar Bolonat Tucked away in a corner of the West Village, Bar Bolonat dishes out modern Israeli-Middle Eastern fare on a seasonally inspired menu, along with creative cocktails and sangria selections. Sharing is encouraged with small plates and main dishes that showcase the bold flavors and locally harvested ingredients favored by Chef Einat Admony. The dark, stylish space features banquette seating and a bar in the center. Pete Wells, esteemed NY Times food critic highlighted Chef Admony’s Jerusalem-style sesame bagel, one of the many highlights on the menu, writing “nearly everybody orders the Jerusalem-style sesame bagel, so light and …
PURITAN & COMPANY serves primarily modern American cuisine, with particular emphasis on traditional New England fare created from locally sourced ingredients. The dining room features massive skylights and antique kitchenware, giving it an industrial vibe. A chef’s counter at the back of the restaurant provides a handful of diners with a chef’s eye view of the kitchen.