For lunch today I met my good (Internet) friend Hamish Robertson who’s a fancy writer/web dude over at Vanity Fair. He’s probably going to be embarrassed that I’m writing this but that’s kind of the fun of it. We were going to eat at this tiny, hidden burger joint but as it turned out it wasn’t so hidden anymore, as there was a line of 30 to 40 people waiting to get in… whoops. So instead we came back to SoHo and went across the street from The Mercer to Fanelli Cafe.
From what Hamish told me Fanelli is the oldest liquor serving bar in Downtown New York, their license going back to the late 1800’s, as you can see in the photo above. They had an amazing burger which I ordered medium rare and it was drippy and delicious. I’d also suggest the chiptole mayo to dip your frys in, it was pretty yummy. The view of the restaurant is actually from my room, yet another reason I’m so giddy about staying at The Mercer.