The Grand Bar and Grill was born at 647 Grand Street between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue in 2013.
The Grand features an unpretentious classic cocktail list, 13 draft lines of pub standards and local craft beers, and 8 draft wine choices featuring City Winery varietals. Executive chef Wes Davis – who worked previously at Al Di La, Dressler and was the executive chef at Miller’s Tavern – serves up quality food inspired by classic American bar and steakhouse fare but refined for modern palates.
The menu includes pub favorites such as a house burger, mac and cheese and steak frites, but also includes some of Wes’s own creations.
Blackberry braised pork spare ribs with pickled watermelon, chicken liver mousse with sweet and sour shallots, and a chicory chopped salad are just a few. Rotating specials such as a veal meatloaf augments offerings like tempura-fried rabbit served with carrot and pea salad and a cheddar biscuit. A full raw bar with a daily selection of assorted shellfish and house made desserts round everything out.
Inspired by classic New York spots like the former Cedar Tavern, and the Old Town Bar, The Grand is a New American gastropub sourcing the finest quality ingredients. The mutual respect between Wes, Eric, Jason and their professional and familial staff make the environment warm and inviting to anyone that might step through The Grand’s doors.
The fraternity and joy of craft is immediately evident in The Grand, which was handmade in Brooklyn by proprietors Eric “The Red” Austin, Jason Kleinmann and the construction crew headed up by Rob Phelps of RCP Builders, the team who built Peels and Freemans in Manhattan, and Isa and Barber and Supply in Williamsburg. The
restaurant’s design was led by Eric and Jason who scoured New England and New York to source the myriad vintage details, most prominent being the restaurant’s original mahogany and oak bar replete hand carved gargoyles and painted mirrors built in the Bronx in the 1870s. Getting a good look at the restored bar alone is worth the trip to this fine establishment.
The Grand offers a classic, simple New York experience mixing vintage and modern aesthetics in a way only these DIY urban dwellers can deliver. Purity without being precious – like the bar, crafted by C. Rieger’s & Sons at 702-704 East 148th Street in the Bronx, now a historic landmark. The DIY decoration includes floor planks from a lot by the Newtown Creek; vintage mosaic tiles from Glendale, Queens; pine joists from a demolished building on the restaurant’s block that make up a 16.5 foot communal table; vintage windows from Orange, Massachusetts and rose head nails for the floorboards from a nearby factory. Vintage fire extinguishers were re-purposed into draft wine towers.
Our gorgeous Dining Room is available for private parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, and company events. To inquire about booking our space for your event, please contact us with details using our reservation form.