I don't know the history behind Stone Street in the Financial district, but I like to think that's how all of Lower Manhattan looked before so much was knocked down and skyscrapers started soaring. I don't usually go out of my way to frequent the bars and restaurants on Stone Street, but when I'm in the area, it's definitely worth a visit.
After ice skating at the rink in Battery Park (total hidden gem), we decided to make our way over to Stone Street for some food and drinks. I've been to a few of the places on the block, but decided to try Stone Street Tavern this time.
I ordered the buffalo chicken wrap with hot sauce, pepper jack cheese, blue cheese dressing, lettuce, and tomatoes. It was really tasty, but didn't look like anything special on the plate. But, I thought the presentation for the Stone Street Famous Burger was really fun: a wooden slab for a plate and a metal basket holding the fries.
Pat Lafrieda ground beef brisket on a toasted English muffin,
with lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, ketchup, French mustard, and fresh herbs
Stone Street is pretty quiet in the winter on the weekends, but I imagine it's a great place for happy hour if you work downtown. And in warmer weather, all the restaurants fill the street with tables for al fresco dining surrounded by beautiful, old buildings.
Stone Street Tavern
52 Stone Street