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Back Forty

Eggs Benedict re-imagined

Back Forty Review

Pioneering chef Peter Hoffman, a longtime leader in promoting local, sustainable food, attracts a devoted crowd to this casual neighborhood restaurant, where the homey decor features a pastoral mural behind the bar. The simply prepared dinner selections include a perfect grilled trout, moist pan-roasted chicken, and a wide array of seasonal sides, perhaps including roasted Brussels sprouts with maple-cider vinegar. Wash it all down with a house cocktail like the excellent, bourbon-based "Back Forty." Brunch is served on weekends and there are frequent seasonal special events like crab boil dinners in summer. Weather permitting, snag a table in the leafy garden out back. The new Back Forty West, on Prince Street, between Lafayette and Crosby, is garnering equally stellar reviews.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 190 Ave. B, at 12th St., East Village, New York, NY, 10009-3600 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/388–1990
  • Website:
  • Subway: L to 1st Ave
  • Location: East Village

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch Mon.–Fri.
Updated: 02-25-2014

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