Chelsea is a hub of activity in the city — it’s always bustling with people, attracting New Yorkers and tourists alike to the shopping, the High Line, art galleries, bars, and of course, the food. Pounds & Ounces NYC Pub is a great spot to pop in for a meal. The American menu encourages sharing and puts a fun spin on traditional pub food. The friendly staff only adds to the fun and energetic dining experience.
Executive Chef Margaret LaVetty did a wonderful providing guests with a wide array of exciting dishes to choose from, some of which have a bit of an Asian flair. The Ahi Tuna Nachos are unlike any other nacho variation you’ll find in the city, made with fried wontons, ahi tuna, seaweed salad, edamame, pickled ginger, diced tomato, avocado, wasabi cream and a soy glaze. The Waffle Battered Chicken Pops are too good to miss, with maple syrup soaked fried chicken, guava bbq sauce and a watermelon cucumber salad on the side. These babies are like fried dough covered chicken with a tangy glaze that is just right.
Other larger plates include dishes such as Danish Baby Back Ribs, which includes a whole rack drenched in a kumquat bbq sauce with cast-iron baked jalapeño corn bread and honey butter, and their famous Wagyu Kobe Burger, topped with applewood smoked bacon, avocado crema, alfalfa sprouts, field greens, heirloom tomatoes, and served with battered fries. No choice is the wrong choice here if you’re hankering from some high-end pub grub. Additionally, their selection of specialty cocktails hits the nail on the head, with options like Kentucky Peach Iced Tea (Jack Daniel’s, Tavalon iced tea, peach and rhubarb liqueurs), Apple Sauced (Absolut Apple, muddled ginger, spiced pear liqueur, apple juice) and more. They also have an impressive selection of both beers and wines.
Dessert is not for the faint of heart — the selection is likely to make you drool. Options include the decadent Triple Chocolate Pretzel Parfait, Cast Iron Coffee Cake, Strawberry Rhubarb Tapioca Pudding and even Lavender Sandwiches. Bottom line here — you will leave full, and you will leave satisfied.
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