Friday, October 24, 2014

Dinner, Theater

The Heath opens at the McKittrick Hotel

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Has your sexy-creepy immersive theater experience felt somewhat lacking of late?
 
Lacking, like, food?
 
Well, the people behind Sleep No More and Gallow Green understand that you can't only live on delicious cocktails and bar snacks, so they've opened a new jazzy restaurant in the basement of the McKittrick Hotel, called The Heath.
 
It's a lot of old-school British fare done up in contemporary style: spit-turned lamb's leg, fisherman’s pie, bubble and squeak cod cakes, and rabbit toast, to start. If you want to go heavy, get the Yorkshire Fry-Up, with grilled pork belly, sausages, and three fried eggs.
 
But the food is only part of the show. As with Sleep No More, you'll be immersed in a turn-of-the-century train station among a mysterious cast of characters, who might come along and pass you a letter with your name on it, asking for a secret rendezvous on Platform 1
 
You're better off sharing cocktails with a date — try the Night Train with mezcal, Cocchi Bianco, apricot, and mole bitters — and playing along, rather than attempt to break the fourth wall with your game.

Then again, getting a note saying, "I never dreamt I would see your face again" might confuse the hell out of your date, too.
 
You've been warned.

The Heath mckittrickhotel.com
542 W. 27th St. (11th Ave.), Chelsea
(212) 564-1662
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Price: 3 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)

Subway: 1 to 28th St.
Scene: Dark, red, and jazzy. That's all that you'll be able to remember.
Nearby: Gallow Green; Hotel Americano; The Red Cat

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