Located on a quintessential West Village corner, as its name suggests, Corner Bistro is a bohemian bar that has been serving its classic burger for more than a century. Their website says “the original ambiance is pretty much unchanged,” and inside, that statement rings true.
Details like 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, as is the fact that the unpretentious food is served on paper plates.
The famous Bistro Burger with cheese, bacon and onions comes with a pile of fries, all for under $10. Over at the bar, the beer is equally cheap, with $ 3 mugs of McSorley’s.