What to Eat at Maiden Lane, an All-Day Café Bringing Cured Fish and Meat to the East Village

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A cured-fish assortment of peppered bluefish, gravlax, and white anchovy. Photo: Melissa Hom

Nialls Fallon and Gareth Maccubbin — the former general managers of Torrisi and Parm, respectively — have quietly opened an intimate 28-seat, all-day café and wine bar right by Tompkins Square Park. The name, Maiden Lane, references port cities in New York, London, San Francisco, and New England, and the menu follows the theme. The wines come predominately from island and coastal areas, and the food includes cured seafood and meat, canned shellfish, and both fresh and aged cheese. These are dishes that are equally satisfying at all hours of the day, so it's a good thing that Maiden Lane's open from noon to midnight every day of the week. Take a look at the food, the space, and the menus, straight ahead.

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Ria de Arosa canned mussels in escabeche sauce.Photo: Melissa Hom

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Calkins Creamery farmers cheese with Salvatore olive oil, thyme, and cracked black pepper.Photo: Melissa Hom

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Loukaniko salami and Marcona almonds with Riesling Trocken, 2010.Photo: Melissa Hom

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Radishes with ramp butter.Photo: Melissa Hom

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The space.Photo: Melissa Hom

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Pretty!Photo: Melissa Hom

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Maiden Lane, 162 Ave. B (on corner of E. 10th St.), (646) 755-8911