Last month, our friend DY was back in town for the night after wrapping up her first year of business school down south. We met up for some drinks and a bite not too far from the apartment. The Crooked Knife is one of the more authentic British pubs in NYC. They have a nice homey dining room serving classic comfort foods.
DY decided to get an appetizer and a salad.
She started with the fried calamari ($9). I had a piece. Nicely fried and not that greasy. A pretty standard preparation but delicious none the less.
She also had the caesar salad ($11). It looked pretty good, especially with the shaved parmesan.
CT decided to have the chicken pot pie ($15). It was HUGE. Hard to tell from the picture but it had to be at least a foot long. Good thing she was hungry. There was plenty of nicely sized chunks of chicken underneath the flaky crust.
CT says: I haven’t had a good pot pie in ages, so it was fun to order this. I’ll be honest, it looked HUGE and overwhelming when it came out, but it actually wasn’t that big. I mean long, yes, but the bowl itself wasn’t that deep. It ended up being just about perfect for my hungry self, with just a tad leftover. The filling had just the right amount of richness without being too creamy and upsetting my tummy. And the crust was perfectly flaky. Perfect for what I wanted.
I was in a burger mood, so I got the Crooked Knife burger ($14). It had been a while since I last had a burger there so I was surprised it wasn’t served on a plank like it used to be. Anyway, it was still a juicy, well-seasoned burger. The fries were nice and crunchy and had the right amount of salt.
All in all, The Crooked Knife was a good place to catch up with an old friend since the dining room wasn’t too loud and the food was good. Nothing about the place is especially remarkable, but sometimes you just need a nice local place to grab a bite to eat and drink a beer or two.