We were down in the City for the day and met our son at Union Square where he works for one of the local farms, local to us that is. I left it up to Mark as to where to eat since he knows the area. I said I wanted a nice place, American Cuisine with a good beer selection. He led us a block down the street to The Rye House.
Inside the restaurant is full of wood and has a certain warmth to it. The front is dedicated to the bar and has some high-tops to sit at, that's where we sat. In the back is an ample dining room. The bar is well stocked and they have some quite nice Scotch whisky listed, as well as a fine selection of beers. Mark and I both got a pint of Ruination IPA.
We all got burgers. I added blue cheese and bacon to mine, Teresa got hers without cheese and Mark had bacon and cheddar. The base price is $12.00 and the additions drove the price of mine up to $15.50. Bear in mind, this is Manhattan so the price is not at all unreasonable.
It was quite nice and it was the medium that I ordered. The meat was of good quality, the bacon crisp, the cheese melted just so, the bun fresh and the fries hot and crispy. The burger wasn't huge, I'd guess it to be about six ounces.
Overall, a nice place in the city for something to eat, or a drink.