Located on a quintessential West Village corner as its name suggests, Corner Bistro is a bohemian bar that has been serving its classic burgers for more than a century. Their website claims “the original ambiance is pretty much unchanged,” and that statement couldn’t be truer. The original wood bar and tin-paneled ceiling have been around since Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, and E.E. Cummings were regulars.
And in a neighborhood known for its pricey, upmarket restaurants, Corner Bistro’s no-frills menu is refreshing. Served on a paper plate, the famous Bistro Burger with cheese, bacon and onions comes with a pile of fries for under $ 10. At the bar, the beer is equally cheap with $ 3 mugs of McSorley’s.