Ruumy’s Tavern is restaurateur Mike Kocak’s newest venture located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen. Located steps away from the Theatre district, Ruumy’s offers theatergoers and New Yorkers a haven away from the milieu of tourist traps that one might get suckered into.
With Chef Matthew Sadownick of Gramercy Tavern and Union Square café at the helm, this spot aims to elevate American tavern cuisine offering both small and large plate options.
The menu is driven by fresh and locally sourced ingredients offering a contemporary twist on classic comfort dishes. What I love is that Sadownick weaves creative vegetable dishes into his menu which for me, enhances his already interesting offerings.
Take a look at this grilled flatbread topped with shiitake, portobello fontina and a salsa verde. Each bite was a delight.
A rule of thumb for me is that a good tavern needs to have a good burger and Ruumy’s has a great one!
Sadownick grinds his meat in-house making the patty with a mix of brisket, top round and some 30 days dry aged meat. Look at the juiciness of that burger!
There are wonderful cocktails crafted with sake, wine, house-made syrups and pickles. Their beer and wine list highlight small vineyards and organic producers amongst others.
Ruumy’s Tavern has a charming seasonal garden that offers a delightful setting for a wonderful meal.
Here is some of what we ate:
Ruumy’s Chicken Liver Mousse, Hummus, Caramalized Onions
Shitake & Portobello Flatbread
Raven & Boar Ham Flatbread
Blistered Shishito Peppers
Grilled Baby Zucchini
Red Snapper w/ Wild Mushroom Salad
Chocolate Mousse w/Candied Peanut
Disclaimer: I was invited to this establishment as press for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own