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

Photo: Melissa Hom

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