Tanner Smiths – Midtown NYC Front to back - Everything pretzel sticks with IPA cheese dip and mustard dip Brussels sprout hash with fried eggs and dill crème fraiche. Yardbird Scotch eggs with cherry pepper relish and aioli

Tanner Smiths – Midtown NYC

Last night I had dinner after work with my girl Alycia at Tanner Smiths.  Me, not being a huge drinker, would never have thought to even step foot in here.  Even though it looks pretty cool from the outside, a big sign that say BAR is not enticing too me.  But recently we had a team drink here after work one day, and while we were sitting around I checked out the menu. I was intrigued by a few dishes on the menu, so Alycia and I decided to check it out 🙂

From the outside it just looks like a normal bar, but it is actually pretty huge inside, and very nicely decorated.  You can tell that every detail was well thought out.  The upstairs has a bar and lots of seating, but there is also a downstairs with a 2nd bar and even more seating.  The upstairs and downstairs have their own feel.  Tanner Smiths is known as a “house of cocktails”. They have some pretty interesting drinks on the menu, including one named Winona. I’ve heard they are great, just not for me.  They do however have a ginger beer on tap that is amazing!!!  I also love that they put slices of cucumber in the water ❤

Tanner Smiths – Midtown NYC - view of the downstairs seating area and my cucumber water
Tanner Smiths – Midtown NYC – view of the downstairs seating area and my cucumber water

Alycia and I are on the same page that we basically want to try everything on the menu so we got a few things.  Please check out the captions in the pictures below for descriptions of what we had.

Tanner Smiths – Midtown NYC Front to back - Everything pretzel sticks with IPA cheese dip and mustard dip Brussels sprout hash with fried eggs and dill crème fraiche. Yardbird Scotch eggs with cherry pepper relish and aioli
Tanner Smiths – Midtown NYC
Front to back –
Everything pretzel sticks with IPA cheese dip and mustard dip
Brussels sprout hash with fried eggs and dill crème fraiche.
Yardbird Scotch eggs with cherry pepper relish and aioli

I have always wanted to try a scotch egg. This was my first time.  It was pretty tasty. I am not sure if this is a traditional one or not, but the cherry pepper relish was delicious.  The brussels sprout hash was very fresh and tasty. The eggs were cooked perfectly. I would’ve loved to have hot sauce with this.  I plan on getting it for lunch soon and putting my own hot sauce on at work. The pretzels were soft and super flavorful. I loved the cheese dip, and the mustard was nice and tangy.

Tanner Smiths – Midtown NYC - Dry rubbed crispy chicken wings with blue cheese & buffalo sauces on the side with a celery jicama salad.
Tanner Smiths – Midtown NYC – Dry rubbed crispy chicken wings with blue cheese & buffalo sauces on the side with a celery jicama salad.

The wings were very good, they just needed to be cleaned a little more carefully… lots of inedible cartilage on the joints that should’ve just been snipped off. But I just worked around that and thoroughly enjoyed them.

Ok, so i know I went there last night too, but I loved everything that I had had and was still curious about other items on the menu, so I was happy to eat lunch there again today with Luis, Marianne, aka Dimuz, Jenny and Kailyn.  It is SO close to work … and I just discovered today that they serve brunch for lunch on weekdays! So awesome.

I got the salmon benedict. I was really exited about it, but didn’t end up loving it.  I am not showing it because I didn’t get a very good picture of it 😦  The hollandaise just wasn’t rich enough for me, and the smoked salmon got cooked somehow.  The fries that it came with were very good, and I liked the dipping sauce they give you with them. I also loved the Texas toast and perfectly poached egg. They also offer a smoked pork benedict, which I’m sure someone will love, especially since it is served on texas toast as well, i just am not into pulled pork. I like salty, spicy pork personally, not sweet.  MANY people love sweet pork, I know, just not me 🙂

I suggested Luis get the Smoked Salmon Sammy, and I am glad he did because it was amazing, and i got to take a few bites 🙂 It was a sandwich made out the the delicious pretzels I had the night before.  I can not wait to try more of their breakfast for lunch menu items!

Tanner Smiths – Midtown NYC – Smoked Salmon Sammy – House smoked Atlantic salmon, dill cream cheese, on a warm everything pretzel with capers tomato and red onion FTW
Tanner Smiths – Midtown NYC – Smoked Salmon Sammy – House smoked Atlantic salmon, dill cream cheese, on a warm everything pretzel with capers tomato and red onion FTW

Tanner Smiths is located at 204 West 55th St, between 7th and 8th.  Reach them by phone at 646-590-2034 or visit their website for more details http://www.tannersmiths.com. I can’t wait to try more of their dishes!

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