There's a fine line between re-creating tradition and looking like a theme bar, but Nancy Hands just about pulls it off. A galleylike room juxtaposes old wood, raw brick, and antiques with contemporary art to create a convivial, cozy dining area. The bar food is good, but the upstairs restaurant operates on a more serious level. Hearty specialties include ham-hock with creamy mash, mustard-seed cabbage, and parsely sauce, and leg of rabbit with steamed dumplings. Numerous
wines are served by the glass, and the selection of spirits is one of the most impressive in the country.