New York City is full of diners, but we can bet that none of them ever opened to a massive crowd willing to wait up to three hours for a booth. Then again, Au Cheval isn't quite the fluorescent-lit greasy spoon we're used to satisfying our drunchies at.
The Chicago import (from celebrated restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff), which clearly boasts a built-in cult following, debuted to much fanfare on a nondescript alleyway in Tribeca this week. And though it calls itself a diner, the eatery's exposed brick walls, plush banquettes, and exceptional menu items certainly rank it a few steps above. We mean, when was the last time you had foie gras at a diner? Trick question - if you had, you'd have never lived to tell the tale.
Of course, the main draw (and reason New York foodies are seriously freaking out) is the burger. You can pile it high with two black Angus beef patties, American cheese, bacon, a fried egg, pickles, and dijonnaise. All sandwiched between a perfectly toasted bun. No wonder it took over the Windy City - and Instagram.
From the looks of it, NYC is set to be its next all-too-willing conquest.
Au Cheval,33 Cortlandt Alley
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