Tavern on Jane
31 Eight Ave. (corner of Jane Street)
Noon-4 a.m. (Kitchen closes at 1:00 a.m.)
Tavern on Jane probably owes much of its business to Bistro spillover, located as it is across the street. But its not merely a serviceable option: They have an eclectic menu that includes a grilled yellowfin tuna club ($10.95) and sautéed veal pillard with artichoke hearts ($15.95) along with a full complement of draft beers ($5/pint) and wines. Within reason, Tavern’s chefs will prepare items – such as B.L.T. and grilled cheese sandwiches – not on the menu. This neighborhood spot features brick walls and a fireplace, plus crayons for scribbling on the paper tablecloth. Add a candlelit atmosphere and a crowd of artists and architects and you may forget whatsitsname cross the street.
Most crowded: Friday nights.