Monday, March 24, 2008

Rusty Knot Makes Good Party

We loved, loved, loved our first visit to the Rusty Knot. Good food, good music, good vibe. Just good. But in case you don't believe us, a Little Birdy filed a report, saying " I was at RK last night for the after party for Run Fat Boy Run (Ed. Note: Last Thursday) and wanted to let you know the food was great, I sampled some meat pies, potato croquettes, coke a cola ribs, bbq shrimp, chick pea spread on a crouton, and a rocking Scottish egg. I was really impressed with the place but I am big on nautical themes, someone I was there with though said it reminded them of a bar on the Jersey shore." Sounds delicious, and since the the bar is on the river, we have to think that your friend's feeling means the design is doing it's thing. Thanks for the report.


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. Anyone who says "Coke A Cola" is obviously not a foodie.

Anonymous said...

It's weird. You loved the place, and you're quoting this guy who also liked it, but then you go and throw in the part about the Jersey shore.

So confused. So is this all tongue-in-cheek or what? I believe you liked it, but then why undermine yourself by posting that?

Maybe I'm just too tired to get it.

Down By The Hipster said...

Just to clarify:

We do love the place, our Little Birdy loved it, and a friend of his remarked that it reminded him of a Jersey Shore bar.

Who are we to edit your comments?

Anonymous said...

I've been twice and am so so confused as to what the fuss is about...can someone please help me out? I had so much hope for a throw back, nautical them, psuedo tiki bar - especially from taavo...but where is the fun here? I found a boring wooden box, simple tiki drinks and no originality!!

Anonymous said...

Four weeks ago on a Thursday night we,my 2 girlfriends and my boyfriend trundled down to try the Rusty Knot.
We are in the "food" industry so we had heard the hype and wanted to see for ourselves.
First impressions were not good, we couldnt get in, as there was a line.
But then we were greeted by a stylish Englishman who we now know as Gary, he told us that the wait wouldnt be long, and if it was, to go for a drink elsewhere and he would call us on our cell when he could accomodate us.
Amazing, so simple yet, Id never had such service.
When we did get in (the wait was like 15 mins) it was a mixed bag of suits and art people, good music, and we sampled the food ,but again only because Gary had managed to find us a table.
We ate pretzel dogs, oysters and clams, all very well done, and neatly priced.
Now ever since that first time each Thursday we have gone back, as we did last night.
BUT....Gary is no longer there.
We were told by the doorman that.."he wasnt working tonite" we were told by a bartender "he doesnt work here anymore" we overheard from another conversation that he had been fired ???
I have yet to find out where he was, but what I will say is, the service was terrible, we couldnt get a table, and we left after 40 or so minutes.
So, if you go to the Rusty Knot make sure Gary is working, he will make your night a lot more pleasurable than if he is not.