Catching up with friends and family over the weekend is fun. If it’s your turn to pick a gastropub in NYC, no worries. We have you covered with the following list of tips.
Check out the menu
That’s the first thing you’ll want to do when you hunt down a restaurant for your next brunch date with the family, the Flaming Vegan says. Are there a lot of options to choose from? While the menu doesn’t need to contain a hundred items, make sure it does have something for everyone in the group.
Think of the group
Are you all meat-eaters? You may love burgers but is that going to be all right with the rest of the group? Do you have people on a Keto-based diet or gluten-free diet? Find out if the restaurant serves food that caters to those diets and preferences too.
Read the reviews
Before you pick a gastropub in NYC, look for reviews and recommendations. What do your friends say? Do they know about the gastro pub? Have they dined there? Look online for reviews from other customers. Are there are a lot of happy customers? Or were they disappointed with the meal? While it’s prudent to take a single bad comment in stride, a ton of bad reviews is something else.
Ask about the ingredients
It won’t hurt to ask whether the restaurant uses fresh ingredients in the meals they prepare. The last thing you want is to come in, all excited for a good meal only to be served stale bread and burgers that shouldn’t have seen the light of day.
Factor in the ambiance
Is the ambiance good for meeting up with family and friends? Is it too rowdy or just right? Check out the place and ambiance first before you decide.