What to Eat at Michael Psilakis’s Gus & Gabriel Gastropub, Opening Tomorrow

Tomorrow [Update: a problem with the air conditioning has delayed the opening, per Feedbag], Michael Psilakis reopens the former Kefi space under the name Gus & Gabriel Gastropub (Donatella Arpaia is not involved this time around, since she’s writing a book and focusing on other projects). Take your very first look at the menu and you’ll see it’s a veritable ne plus ultra of comfort food. Meatballs, hot dogs, meatloaf, fried chicken, grilled cheese, chili — add to all that a list of 70 whiskeys and 10 beers on tap, and you can be dead certain Guy Fieri is going to be throwing down here every time he’s in town. (That said, the dining room opens at 5 p.m. and closes relatively early for a gastropub — 10 p.m. from Sunday through Tuesday, 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays — reservations and credit cards are not accepted.) Psilakis dreamed all this up by touring spots like T.G.I. Friday’s (that’s right, T.G.I. Friday’s) with his wife and by cooking at home with his four-year-old son Gabriel (Gus is Psilakis’s father). And there’s just a hint of T.G.I. Friday’s in the redesign of Kefi’s space, too — there’s a random coat of armor and some crisscrossed oars on the wall. Here now, the menu.

Beer Snacks
Hot Potato Chips 3.95
Sour Cream, caramelized onion, garlic & chive dip

Pretzel Nuggets 3.95
Honey mustard glaze

Spicy Pickled Fries 3.95

Onion Rings 3.95
BBQ sauce

BBQ Pork, Cheddar & Jalapeño “Tater Tots” 3.95
Spicy BBQ sauce

American Salad 7.95
Romaine, bacon, hard-boiled egg, carrot, red onion, crouton, cheddar, cherry tomato, red & green peppers
Choice of Dressing: garlic ranch ~ Italian ~
blue cheese ~ roasted tomato, onion & bacon

Chili 6.95
Aged cheddar, scallion, sour cream,
chipotle-scallion-jalapeño corn bread

Buttered Sweet Corn &
Jalapeño Soup 5.95
Crème fraîche, Pecorino Romano, chive

French Onion Soup 6.50
Sourdough crouton, gruyère

Black Bean Soup 5.95
Sour cream, cilantro, avocado

Glazed Pork “Riblets” 7.95
Sherry, honey, molasses

Nachos (for two) 9.95
Chili, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa

Crab & Fish Sticks 7.95
Tartar sauce

Mexi Mac & Cheese 7.50
Monterey Jack & cheddar, jalapeño béchamel, sour cream, salsa

Potato Skins 7.95
Chili, aged cheddar, Monterey jack, bacon, sour cream

Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings 8.95
Blue cheese, celery, carrot

Burger 11.50
French fries

Bacon & Cheddar Burger 12.95
French fries

Smoked Tomato, Garlic Confit & Mozzarella Burger 12.95
French fries

Roasted Mushroom, Caramelized Onion & Gruyère Burger 12.95
French fries

Fried Egg, Bacon, Onion Rings & Gruyère Burger 13.95
French fries

Beef Brisket French Dip 11.95
Gruyère, caramelized onions, beef jus, French fries

Two House~made Hot Dogs 11.50
French fries

Two Chili & Cheese Hot Dogs 13.95
French fries

Meatball “Parmigiano” Hero 13.95
Sautéed onion & bell pepper, provolone, mozzarella, tomato, spaghetti

Grilled Beef Ribs 14.95
Beef jus, mashed potatoes

Meatloaf 11.95
Roasted mushroom & onion, mashed potatoes

Pulled Pork Cuban 12.95
Monterey jack, pepperoncini, pickles, sauerkraut, mustard, French fries

Crispy Fried Chicken 13.95
Biscuits, giblet gravy, mashed potatoes

BBQ Roasted Pork Butt 13.95
Onion rings, coleslaw, mashed potatoes

Hot Turkey Sandwich 12.95
Gruyère, bacon, gravy, mashed potatoes

BLT Grilled Cheese 10.95
Bacon, cheddar, smoked tomato, romaine, mayo

Baked Ziti 11.95
Mozzarella, ricotta, tomato

Fish & Chips 12.95
French fries

Gus & Gabriel Gastropub, 222 West 79th St., nr. Broadway; 212-362-7470 or 212-362-7246 for delivery

What to Eat at Michael Psilakis’s Gus & Gabriel Gastropub, Opening