Known for its burger, but also pizza, Emily opened recently in the West Village after feeding an hungry crowd in Brooklyn. I was really looking forward to trying that place and we got an early reservation there. Well, maybe too early and we were the first ones to arrive for dinner, diners arriving a bit later, especially families with kids. The place is of a nice size with lots of light thanks to its large windows.
I started off with a cocktail: the Auntie Blayze, made with Bourbon, orange liqueur, angostura bitters and citrus. Very good with a nice citrusy flavor.
The first dish we had was the Grammy pizza, Detroit style (e.g. square pizza that has a thick deep-dish crisp crust), with tomato sauce and mozzarella. In terms of size, it is comparable to a personal pizza. It was deliciously crispy and the tomato sauce was divine.
But the best was the Emmy burger, made with Pat LaFrieda dry aged beef (there are two patties), Tom Cat pretzel bun, Emmy sauce, caramelized onion, Grafton cheddar and cornichon. Cooked medium rare, it was juicy and quite messy as there was so much caramelized onions and cheese that it overflowed the bun. In fact, the pretzel bun was amazing, perfect as soft and not too thick, keeping a nice balance between the meat and the bread. The burger was served with fries that were just ok though.
The food at Emily WV was fantastic, especially the burger that is on top of my list of best burgers in the City. I definitely recommend it!
Enjoy (I did)!
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Emily WV - 35 Downing St, New York, NY 10014