All Heartland (a new one in the Empire State Building will be opening soon). breweries are in high foot traffic areas. Expect to pay $17 for a rack of tasters. The award winner is the Farmer something Stout, which was pretty good. Service is spotty at best. Expect to wait for service. Union Square is best for people watching.
Good chow. Limited selection of their own brews. Very convenient to Midtown, where Iím usually camped when in NYC.
stef92 (2) Williamstown, New Jersey | May 10, 2004
Nice menu and decent selection of beer. Had 8 beer sampler which included 2 seasonals. The oatmeal stout was excellent. Also enjoyed the bock wheat. Food was good. Had a really good burger cooked the way I ordered it! Appetizers were good also but portions were on the small size. Try the Buffalo chicken spring rolls but get 2 orders b/c theyíll disappear in a flash. Service was great and the waiter went out of his way to explain the beers to a couple of the novices at our table. Overall a decent place at a decent price. Iíd definitely go back.
fly (249) austin, Tejas, Texas | February 23, 2004
Pleasant enough, but not a thing to really recommend it that I saw - or drank. Four friends all with pints and sharing and not one stood out. Felt like I was wasting the little time I had in the city.
Mediocre beers and decent food add up to a so-so combination in NYC where the beer alternatives are many. At least the Heartland brews are better than those at now-defunct Typhoon and comparable to those at Chelsea Brewing. Try the Farmer Jonís Stout - itís the reason for coming. The Seaport location is less crowded than the Times Square or Union Square venues.
Classy looking place, a nice selection of beers, food is outstanding, had a great beef stroganoff there, oatmeal stout is very excellent, prices were pretty average for being in the middle of Manhattan