Penny Farthing, the new bi-level bar and resto on the boozed up Third Avenue corridor, opens tonight in the former Cafe Deville space. Named after a funny old timey bicycle, the large space was designed by Ben Kay of Adorn Designs and appears both sleek and rustic, somewhat in the mold of the dearly departed E.U. or Tribeca spot Marc Forgione. That means lots of wood, lots of brick, leather, steel, and the occasional shelf of brick-a-brac.
While the design may borrow cues from AvroKO, the menu looks like it came straight out of a fast casual chain: quesadillas, warm goat cheese salad, spinach and artichoke dip, buffalo wings, burgers, and apple pie. The perfect choices for washing down those 14 beers on tap and a list of martinis that includes a Sunflower Martini, a Sour Appletini, and a concoction called Peaches and Pears. Send all early reports this way and check out the menus below.