We found Blue Dog Café thanks to Opentable, because, based on where it is and how hidden their door is, I am not sure I would have gone to that place soon...Yes, it is hidden, but, considering the number of people there where we arrived, they did not seem to have any difficulty to get patrons. Except that it seems that people came there before a show, because after 7:30pm, this place was empty, with only Jodi, I and the staff left. Weird!
A bit dark, the decor is interesting: like stepping back in time, in the early 19s, with a black and white movie projected on one of the walls, adding a sense of nostalgia to the dining room.
They have a nice cocktail menu, with interesting names like Purple Rain, He Had It Coming or Rosie The Riveter. I tried the latter that was made with duck fat washed scotch, dry vermouth, green peppercorn syrup and rose water.
The creative names did not stop there, as the Cheesus burger I ate can attest...It was simply a cheese burger, made with a Pat LaFrieda beef patty, and cheddar. The burger was good, although more on the medium side than medium rare that was my request. I also thought that, given the name, there would be more cheese on it. Still, it was juicy and tasty.
Jodi opted for the house made vegan burger, served with shiitake bacon, brussel sprouts, and pepper mustard. It was a good veggie burger, with a nice texture.
Both burgers were served with fries and we both asked for the truffle fries that were available for a supplement of $2. The fries were quite good, prepared skin on, not too greasy and very slightly crispy.
We could not resist ordering a dessert, especially when we saw that they have churros...On top of that, they were served with dulce de leche and Nutella!
Our dinner at Blue Dog Café was good: it is not the best burger I had in New York, but still, I would go back to try some other dishes. Maybe for brunch as it seems that they are known for it.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Blue Dog - 308 W 50th Street, New York, NY 10019