416 Snack Bar: A Lot More Than 'Small Plates'
It’s hard not to visit 416 Snack Bar, the divey, nondescript little restaurant on a formerly inhospitable corner, and leave in love with the place. Not only is it open until 2 a.m. nightly, its menu is full of delicious, inexpensive small plates, and it’s just a great place to hang out.
Owners Adrian Ravinsky and David Stewart have set up a shabbily welcoming place to drink some good drinks and eat some great food, with a menu that includes some truly inventive and delicious dishes. There’s the Yorkshire pudding stuffed with braised meat, the Trini-style double filled with chickpea curry, traditional dim sum, unrepentantly old-school crunchy tacos (think Ortega), a fish board inspired by New York’s Marea, bacon-wrapped halibut cheeks, Korean fried chicken, Kentucky hot brown (pictured), a Reuben with housemade smoked meat, Scotch eggs, white lasagna on toast… the list goes on and on, and gets crazier and crazier. The menu is also always changing, so you never know what you’re going to find, but it’ll most likely cost less than $10, and it’ll be delicious.