The Wren, the new bar and restaurant from the owners of West Village favorite Wilfie & Nell will open tonight on the Bowery at around 6 PM. A worker at Wilfie & Nell says there will be slight differences at this newcomer, located in the old Sala space, but the theme and the focus on great bar food is the same. They're offering a cocktail list of about half a dozen $12 drinks and a lengthy list of beer and wine on tap, beer and cider by the bottle, and a more upmarket wine list of bottles ranging from $40 - 90.
The food menu is concise but larger than that of its sister restaurant in the West Village. They're serving fish & chips, a heritage pork sausage sandwich, Guinness braised steak and Stilton pie, and smaller (but by no means healthier) options like oxtail marmalade, beef jerky, and chicken liver mousse. See the full menu below and expect more once it's open and diners get a chance to weigh in.
· The Wren [Official Site]