Dish no. 55: The Sunday Prime Rib Roast at The Dead Rabbit (30 Water Street, 646-422-7906)
Come Sunday morning, you have a choice: You could go find a delicate brunch, supplemented by bottomless mimosas in dainty glasses, or you could knife into a slab of beef and use it to soak up your breakfast Guinness. If the latter sounds more your speed, head to the Dead Rabbit, where the staff in the upstairs parlor room have the day off, but the taproom kitchen fires up a weekly special that’ll give your body all the nourishment it craves. $27 buys you 14 ounces of slow roasted prime rib, the same as you’d get at Harry’s Cafe’s down the block, but for less. The meat gives like butter, but the best part of your meal is bound to be plunking a forkful of mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts straight through that souffle of a Yorkshire pudding, a hearty combination of savory silkiness not unlike a shot of Redbreast 12 dropped in your stout.
In advance of our 2014 Best of NYC issue, we’re traipsing through the boroughs and divulging our favorite dishes of the year. They’re presented here as a countdown, but we’re listing them in no particular order. Consider this a guide to what’s good to eat in this town right this very second.
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