I thought that Super Bowl Sunday was the perfect day to get into an otherwise perpetually crowded restaurant. But after criss crossing the city from White Gold and Flora, both of which were closed, I realized we would have to resort to a hotel restaurant. [Side note that if you are randomly closing post it on your website or social media!] So we headed downtown for drinks in the beautiful lobby of the Beekman and dinner at Fowler and Wells. It was absolutely delicious and an easy choice over Augustine next door for future visits to this area.
I had high hopes for the whisky burger at Augustine based on other reviews but found it to be oddly flavorless which was completely disappointing considering the very high $27 price point. Thankfully the fries were quite good. I also did not get the accompanying shot of whiskey that I thought came with it and others at the bar were served. Such likely would have helped! The waldorf salad was a bit basic and nothing I would order again considering I have made many far better versions at home. I love the space and the energy was fantastic. But in the future I will stick to the lobby at the Beekman (which is gorgeous) or Fowler & Wells.