What to Eat at Brinkley’s Station, Opening Tonight in East Midtown


Brothers Tom and Anthony Martignetti debuted Brinkley’s, their revamp of Nolita’s Bar Martignetti, in 2009, and the upscale pub soon became a hit with a certain crowd. Now the brothers are out to conquer another neighborhood, one far more in need of good watering holes: midtown east. Tonight they’ll open Brinkley’s Station in an 1890s building (formerly Desmond’s) that looks, fittingly, like it might’ve been a fire station (it was actually a bank). Inside, you’ll find high ceilings and original tile floors, plus a mezzanine-cum-fireplace up above. From the kitchen, serving dinner only for now: similar clubby locavore as downtown — the lobster club and grass-fed burger have made the trek uptown — and some new offerings for the east side, including potted chicken liver and a grilled strip steak. See the menu and some photos straight ahead.

Menu [PDF]

Brinkley’s Station, 153 E. 60th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 646-922-7220