If you haven’t been to Gallow Green, the rooftop bar and garden oasis, located at The McKittrick Hotel, you need to go immediately. This is one of my favorite rooftops thanks to its lush, freely growing greenery, flowers, weathered wooden benches, and tea lights that decorate the space. The atmosphere is classy, relaxing, and down-right magical on a nice summer night.
Gallow Green has just launched a special menu featuring its new wood-burning pizza oven. Pizza, rooftops, and craft cocktails are three things that New Yorkers love, and lucky for us, this chic spot now offers all three.
Highlights of the new pizza menu include the classic with mozzarella and option to add pepperoni
; Tunisian, topped with Merguez sausage, eggplant, feta and scallions ― this one I highly recommend if you’re an eggplant fan; and veggie options like wood-fired mushroom, which comes with a blend of seasonal mushrooms, baby kale, Cheddar curd and Taleggio cheeses; vibrant zucchini with squash blossom, heirloom cherry tomato, fresh ricotta, and opal basil; and a unique cauliflower option, a Middle Eastern-inspired pie with tahini, lemon, parsley, za’atar and a kick of spice from chile flakes.
Aside from the pizzas, a new seasonal dinner menu is also served daily. Now, I don’t normally order a bowl of raw vegetables, but Gallow Green’s crudité bowl
is actually one of the most beautiful dishes I have ever seen. Filled with colorful seasonal vegetables, house-made tapenade, and ramp goddess dressing for dipping, this bowl is akin to a rainbow — in vegetable form.
Other tasty bites include the charcuterie board
, featuring cured meats from La Quercia and chicken liver and foie gras mousse made in house, as well as lighter veggie plates such as grilled asparagus topped with a soft poached egg, pancetta and dandelion greens; roasted carrots with kale, red quinoa, and yogurt dressing; and fried squash blossom, stuffed with jumbo lump crab.
Fresh seafood and meat selections include yellow fin tuna crudo, lamb meatballs, and mini lobster rolls, to name a few choices.
As I mentioned previously, the cocktails here are on point
. To pair with the new offerings are seasonal cocktails include Something Wicked, a take on a Matador made with Sauza Hornitos tequila, fresh pineapple, and peri peri and tamarind-infused agave; Fresh Cut, a refreshing combination of Banks rum with cucumber, epazote leaves, and a hint of chartreuse; A Rose by Any Other Name, rye mixed with a rooibos and rosehip tea blend and fresh lemon; and Sleep No More, made with Vida mezcal, house-made seasonal berry shrub and ginger beer for the summer. I recommend the Fresh Cut if you’re a fan of refreshing, cooling cocktails.
Definitely swing by if you’re in the Chelsea area; come winter, Green Gallow transforms in to a whole new Narnia-esque wonderland.For more New York City dining and travel news, click here.