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Wise Men, a Funky New Bar and Restaurant on the Bowery

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[Daniel Krieger]

Here's a look around Wise Men, a new bar on the Bowery that opened on Wednesday. Wise Men is a collaboration between three friends: photographer Danielle Levitt, S Magazine creative director Christina Chin, and restaurant industry vet Caroleyn Ng. The bar is named after a steakhouse in Chinatown that Chin's family operated decades ago (check out the awesome photo here). The drinks menu focuses on classic cocktails, and the food menu includes a bavette steak, crab toast, clam strips, and a patty melt, plus shareable snacks. Wise Men is open late.

Stuffed mushrooms (cremini mushrooms, sauteed onions, pecorino) – $6
Apple rumaki (roasted apple, bacon, walnut cream) – $6
Cabbage salad (radish, avocado, balsamic vinegar) – $9
Broccoli (charred broccoli, olive oil, lemon, chili flakes) – $8
Fried clam strips (Cherry stone clams, remoulade sauce) – $10
Poached shrimp (clementines, candied almonds, butter lettuce) – $11
Crab toast (Crab Louie sauce, shaved lettuce) – $10
Halibut (carrot puree) – $18Pork Chop (mustard, onions, peppercorn) – $18
Bavette steak (Wise Men steak sauce) – $19
Patty melt (caramelized onion, cheddar cheese, pickles) – $14
French fries (horseradish creme) – $5
Dark chocolate mousse (salt crackle) – $8

Cocktails – $12
Vesper (Bulldog gin, vodka, Lillet, orange zest)
The 355 (1079 Tequila, Fernet, vermouth, orange bitters)
Perfect Rob Roy (Dewars, vermouth, Peychaud bitters)
Classic French 75 (cognac, lemon, topped with prosecco)
Americano (Campari, sweet vermouth, soda)

355 Bowery, East Village
Certified Open

Wise Men

355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003 (646) 590-4244