There is a lounge in the basement The Darby Downstairs that is completely diverse in design from the main dining room. Taking on the look of a beehive with walls covered in a honeycomb gold lacquered cage, the room is truly bizarre but chic and with a couple of cocktails...a lot of fun! In this area they offer an extensive cocktail menu, as well as, a light fare menu.
Chef Alexandra Guarneschelli brings on a menu of pretty straight forward American fare. It's fresh, delicious and pairs really well with the atmosphere...
Half dozen oysters $21
Smoked Husdon Valley duck breast with green peppercorns $9
This was my least favorite dish. The duck was served chilled and I found the flavor to be bland and the texture unappealing.
The Darby Signature "veal" bacon with homemade red mustard $9
Make sure you try this, it was to die for!!
Homemade ricotta crostini with toasted garlic and king oyster mushrooms $13
Creekstone Farms "Tomahawk" steak for two $100
This menu description of the baked alaska sounds like heaven but we didn't have room to fit it. Please post a comment on it if you get to try it!
Our check was presented to us in a hollowed out bible box. Such an awesome little touch!
As for the service...it is 100% on point! The staff is extremely courteous, helpful and well versed.
244 West 14th Street
NY, NY 10014
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