I rarely go to the Financial District in NYC, let alone eat there. So I was pleasantly surprised to find a great place for food and drink all the way down there. The place is called The Bailey Pub and Brasserie, and they are serving up some well-executed brasserie fare.
House made chicken liver pate ($10) was a great appetizer served with grilled country bread, dried fruit chutney, and house pickles. Mac and cheese ($14), with aged cheddar, Gruyere, and Apple Wood smoked bacon, was creamy and delicious!
I haven't eaten many Shepherd's Pies in my life, but the one served at the Bailey ($16) is the best I've had. Great flavor and addictive! If you are there on a Tuesday, order it, it's the plate of the day.
Oak Smoked Salmon ($14), served over Boxty Irish potato cakes, with créme fraiche and lemon is truly excellent. The extremely fresh and silky salmon paired with the crunch and tasty potato cakes is a joy to eat.
So don't be afraid to dine all the way downtown, some foodie treasures await. The Bailey Pub and Brasserie is one of them.
The Bailey Pub & Brasserie
52 William St. (bet. Pine and Wall St.)
New York, NY 10005