Finally found a cool, chill bar downtown! Randolph Beer, owned by The Randolph Group, sits on the edge of NoLitTa and Chinatown and is the go-to hang out spot for the locals in the area. Along with its sister locations (The Randolph at Broome right next door and Randolph Brooklyn in Williamsburg), the Randolph bars are perfect for groups, packed for sports games, and more than just a great spot for cocktails. The Randolph serves a menu of American and bar-food favorites, and the food is really good! This week I went to Randolph Beer for dinner followed by quite the night at Randolph at Broome, and couldn’t have had a better, more complete night….
The menu at Randolph is small, but there are plenty of nobread approved orders that appeal to the gluten free crowd. To start, the hummus plate with nopita and extra veggies, corn off the cob, and “Evil Sprouts” (brussels sprouts) are the perfect way to start your meal. Portions are large and they are meant to be shared amongst friends, so if you order a bunch of apps, be sure to save room for your meal! For your main course, any of the burgers and sandwiches can be prepared nobread. If I hadn’t filled up on all my starters, I absolutely would have ordered the chopped chicken and avocado salad, grilled chicken sandwich, or burger. Several other delicious sounding salads are served; however, they contain farro and other grains and have to be avoided. The burgers and sandwiches are served with the most delicious looking waffle fries, and if only I hadn’t filled up too soon! I was too full to indulge but will absolutely be back to try them.
If you love dinner, you absolutely must come back for the “pants optional” bottomless brunch. I had quite the appetite after fourth of July celebrations, so after downing a few mimosas my guest and I ordered the sautéed kale hash (kale, tomatoes, potatoes with an egg on top) and waffle fries to start. Unfortunately, the waffle fries are subject to cross contamination. These dishes both did the trick but we had to keep going with the egg white and veggie scramble with notoast and the chopped chicken and avocado salad. Everything was absolutely delicious and the mimosas kept coming in a timely fashion. Randolph Beer is perfect for any occasion and totally nobread friendly!