Wassail

Wassail

New American Restaurant, Bar, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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  • Ari G.
    Ari GreenbergApril 11, 2016
    So good. Will be coming back. Great place to take vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends alike. The food was innovative and excellent and the cider was fantastic. Highly recommend.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistOctober 18, 2016
    Of the 16 or 17 varieties typically available, Wassail's cider offerings focus mostly on dry and complex styles (read: less sweet), though they will always have at least one sweet cider, too. Read more
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan McKeeJanuary 7
    Cider flights (not pictured), cocktails and delicious food make this place a must. Food is comforting and somehow still feels guiltless. Black rice and egg with mustard cream was tonight's choice.
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiJune 23, 2015
    The waiters are very knowledgable about the overwhelmingly long list of ciders from all over the world and makes good recommendation! Must try their jalapeño fritter and peas! So delicious
  • PureWow
    PureWowApril 9, 2015
    This Lower East Side locale boasts close to 100 varieties of cider, and with dishes like leeks with spaetzle and truffle butter, the vegetarian, British-centric menu isn’t to be overlooked. Read more
  • Jon S.
    Jon SteinbackNovember 23, 2015
    This has some of the most amazing and creative vegetarian food I've ever had. We went with four people and had most of the items on the menu (great for sharing); everything felt special and flavorful!
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FergusonNovember 11
    The food was outstanding. Get the pork belly, grilled cheese, Brussels sprouts, and black rice. They also have a big selection of cider from all over the US, including New York’s outstanding cideries!
  • John C.
    John ColglazierNovember 11
    NY ciders are difficult to find in Manhattan restaurants, but this one hits the mark. Highly recommend the Crispy Black Rice, Gruyere Grilled Cheese and Brussel Sprouts
  • Savannah P.
    Savannah PetrickFebruary 18, 2016
    I recommend trying the International & New England flights if you want to sample a bunch of different types of cider. The pickles are a good snack. Skip the croquettes. The beans are yummy & filling.
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah T.May 2, 2015
    Get the sourdough and the burrata. Seriously. They were disarmingly good. Cauliflower and duck egg were pretty good too, I honestly can't imagine any dish being bad.
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LangstonNovember 22, 2015
    I love hard cider and their selection is on point. Entrees are vegetarian, the portions are a bit small and the prices are a bit high. Veggies are also present in most of the desserts
  • Caroline
    CarolineAugust 22, 2015
    Awesome place with great staff to educated you about the different ciders. The flights are great to try several. REAL CIDER no Angry Orchard bullshit! Need more places like this.
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuApril 26, 2015
    Huge assortment of ciders from pretty much every region you can think of. The staff was very helpful in navigating us through their menu. Food looks very vegetarian-friendly.
  • Vikash R.
    Vikash RughaniApril 6, 2015
    A great new spot for Vegetarians in the City. An excellent selection of Ciders on draft too, along with a rather delicious Apple Juice on draft
  • Ben F.
    Ben FortneyJune 16, 2015
    Cider. Lots of different cider and apple drinks. Can't remember if there was a beer in the menu, but bartender gave me a cider out of a wooden cask that I enjoyed.
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotApril 25, 2015
    We couldn't wait to get to Wassail. The cider, the service, and the space surpassed expectations. The sourdough bread is AMAZING.
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerApril 14, 2015
    “You can relax under Tudor-style beams and pink cherry blossoms, listen to some Pretenders, and let the friendly staff guide you around the mill.” Read more
  • Luc D.
    Luc DoanMarch 1, 2016
    Lots of delicious ciders. Went during happy hour and had a couple glasses recommended by the bar. Persimmon salad and potato dumplings were great albeit expensive
  • Dina R.
    Dina RughaniApril 5, 2015
    Great ciders on tap. Also try the apple juice. Order the scotch egg and jalapeño fritters. I would like to try other things on the menu
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerOctober 21, 2016
    highly recommend the cider flight to get a sampling of what they have to offer. the food is great too!
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniJuly 18, 2015
    Vast cider selection with some really rare drafts. If you're gluten free this is your bar.
  • Howard W.
    Howard WalfishJune 2, 2015
    The food is good, though slightly overpriced. The spinach-cheddar pasties were fantastic. Staff is knowledgable and helpful when it comes to choosing a cider
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaOctober 21, 2015
    Amazing place. Bartender was extremely friendly, food was amazing and you cannot beat the happy hour value. 4-7pm $5 punch and $4 apps.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinMay 10, 2015
    Even if you're not up on cider, the food is worth a pop in. Only got to sample the lite bites but both the mushroom dishes were solid
  • Alan Z.
    Alan ZakheimAugust 23, 2015
    One of the best vegetarian menus in NYC. Everything was fresh and delicious. Loved the peas, carrots and corn.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyJune 15, 2015
    cider bar with a wide range of cider drinks. get the falling up cocktail & the pear cider if you like sweeter drinks
  • Eric A.
    Eric AbergelSeptember 15, 2016
    Amazing Cider list, but restaurant is no longer vegetarian, however still have decent options. Great place none the less!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TsaiSeptember 3, 2016
    Not really into ciders but it was a great experience. Best dish was easily the prime rib
  • Julie T.
    Julie TringaliMay 23, 2015
    This is must go to if you like cider or beautiful and yummy gormet veggies. Hip atmosphere. Not pretentious. Great place.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanApril 6, 2015
    Unfortunately this is essentially a wine bar. $13 for a glass of cider that is the same volume and ABV as a glass of wine. Tasty - no doubt, but probably only worth one visit.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ChenJuly 27, 2015
    Ask to taste ciders before purchasing - many are sour or tart, not like the sweet ciders that are usually sold in other bars
  • And North
    And NorthMay 27, 2016
    New York’s first restaurant and bar entirely dedicated to pouring high-quality cider Read more
  • Sacha S.
    Sacha SJuly 19
    It's an amazing cider bar - so go if you love cider. They have the French dry kind as well as others.
  • Katy Z.
    Katy ZackNovember 22, 2015
    Amazingly inventive vegetarian food - had 8 plates and they were all amazing. Great cocktails too!
  • IrmaZandl T.
    IrmaZandl The OpinionatorDecember 19, 2015
    Food here is AMAZING! Not a big cider fan and their wine selection is not good so not sure if I'll be back but the food is seriously phenomenal.
  • jiresell
    jiresellDecember 31, 2015
    Great spot! My first visit to a cider bar. Bartender was very helpful making cider selections.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MeierMay 8, 2016
    Great cider selection, sadly also received the worst service I've ever had while at the bar. The bartender was to busy serving her friends and 2 guys free drinks.
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TringaliMay 23, 2015
    The cider selection is unparalleled. But also get the food! It is truly amazing.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneNovember 15, 2015
    Who knew there were so many types of cider in the world. Grab a flight to experience some variety.
  • Craig A.
    Craig AustinAugust 10, 2015
    Good cider, interesting food, and great staff. Accommodated our large group easily.
  • Edmund B.
    Edmund BoeyJanuary 11, 2016
    Great selection of ciders, and I loved the pierogis!
  • Michelle A.
    Huge cider menu and a friendly staff to walk you through all the options.
  • Collette S.
    Collette SNovember 17, 2015
    New York's first cider bar! Bartenders are great and make great recommendations.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfSeptember 26, 2016
    Wish I'd discovered this place in summertime. Still enjoyed my 'flight', sampler of US ciders and a few tasty nibbles
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJune 18, 2015
    There are no cider flights but each portion is relatively small (8—10 oz) so you can try more.
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LornSeptember 8, 2016
    The ciders are amazing. Great selection and wonderful service
  • Ting T.
    Ting TsaiJuly 7, 2015
    Impressed by the staff's comprehensive knowledge of their ciders.
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TringaliAugust 18, 2016
    Came here in May 2015 and it was phenomenal. Came back August 2016 and I think they must have changed chefs and wouldn't come back, sadly.
  • Saba N.
    Saba NekoFebruary 21, 2016
    Amazing cider selection! Food was great too.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanApril 4, 2015
    Free sparkling water on tap! (Oh and a million awesome ciders)
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa StuartJune 9, 2015
    great selection. try everything on draft.
  • Maxwell F.
    Maxwell FoxmanJanuary 18
    Amazing cider selection and friendly staff!
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DraudtOctober 7, 2016
    Cider on tap and gorgeous vegetarian fare.
  • zak
    zakApril 19, 2015
    Awesome service, awesome food - great for vegetarians
  • Karina v.
    Karina van SchaardenburgDecember 15, 2015
    The farro risotto was incredible
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FerenciApril 25, 2015
    Get the farnum hill 1422. Delicious hard cider with balanced acidity.
  • Ari G.
    Ari GreenbergFebruary 9, 2015
    Looks great! http://www.grubstreet.com/2015/02/cider-bar-lower-east-side.html
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotApril 25, 2015
    Can't get enough of the shadow play
  • Julie T.
    Julie TringaliMay 23, 2015
    Burrata and beets. Heaven.
  • Ari P.
    Ari PaparoApril 11, 2015
    Drinks were amazing
  • Amelia G.
    Amelia GiordanoFebruary 3, 2016
    The Scotch Eggs and Farro Salad cannot be missed.
  • Jasmine D.
    Jasmine DJuly 10, 2015
    Food is great, portions are MINISCULE
  • IrmaZandl T.
    IrmaZandl The OpinionatorNovember 23, 2015
    Looks great. Having a holiday get together here in December.
  • Benjamin A.
    Cider Flight featuring Funk and Pineapple!
  • K M.
    K MSeptember 25, 2016
    The Love Bird cocktail is amazing.
  • Taina
    TainaMay 16, 2015
    Go here for the cider
  • April M.
    April MoatesApril 8, 2015
    Amazing selection of cider.
  • Marianna F.
    Marianna FierroOctober 27
    Nice variety of ciders!
  • Maksim A.
    Maksim AlipovOctober 13, 2015
    Cider selection
  • Felix B.
    Felix BoehmeApril 20, 2016
    Possmann Speierling for my fellow Hessians
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