Being one of Greenwich Village’s newest eateries, my girlfriend and I decided to try out The Lodge Club on West 8th Street. Formerly a sports-themed bar named Pour George, the new owners have renovated the place to resemble a Colorado ski lodge with a cozy English country atmosphere.
Having just opened earlier this month, like any new business they are still ironing out their kinks, but all in all my girlfriend and I enjoyed our meal.
We started out with their fried pork belly skewers and signature deviled ‘bacon & eggs’. The pancetta was indeed tasty, as were the pork bellies (the pomegranate glaze was a nice touch).
To follow we ordered the artichoke and spinach dip, which was surprisingly delicious. We definitely recommend this dip, but you might need to ask for extra garlic toast as we did to finish it.
For entrees we decided on the soba noodles and Lodge burger, which were recommended to us by our friendly hosts Lauren and Laura. My burger was cooked precisely how I asked for it! Compliments to our waiter and the chef on that note, as more often than naught when I order a burger, asking for between rare and medium rare, I either get a bloody paddy or overcooked cow. The fried hen egg on top was an interesting addition and went well with the burger, but you’ll definitely need a few napkins to finish it. My girlfriend’s noodles were good, but I felt the sauce was a little overbearing.
For the Grand Finale, we had their only dessert, which isn’t yet on the menu. It was a generous scoop of coconut ice cream with chocolate syrup on top, surrounded by fruit, with chunks of crunchy brownies inside — a nice way to finish our meal.
The Lodge Club
35 West 8th Street
NYC, NY 10011
Photos via BWR PR and by Socially Superlative