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For the Absolution of Bar Food: “Redemption NYC”

Very rarely does one go to a bar simply for its food. But last Friday I did. I was meeting up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long, long while, and naturally she let me pick the place. I took to my most recent to do list ( and decided it was time to visit Redemption. 

Redemption is a bar located on the Upper East side of Manhattan and is known for their wings and burgers mostly, though they have a full menu of delicious sounding food. I am sure the drinks are great too. I saw several that I wanted a sip of but I was driving. 

As I waited for my friend to arrive I ordered an appetizer to start with. I knew long before I arrived I would be trying their wings, so I ordered a plate of their boneless variety. They offer several kinds of sauce but I went with the Redemption sauce because, you know, when in Rome…… This sauce is sort of sweet and spicy. It certainly didn’t disappoint. My friend is still craving them. I recommend a hearty supply of blue cheese dressing on the side. 

When it came to entrees I had been torn for the weeks leading up to this visit. I had scoped out the menu many times and yet couldn’t decide on a single thing. Had my party been bigger I would have definitely just ordered an array of apps and tried some of everything. That might still have been the way to go. 

I had sliders the night before so I really wasn’t in the mood for more burgers, as my friend chose. I really just wanted the nachos but felt I should make a better choice. So I ended up with the steak sandwich and a side of tater tots. The steak was supposedly cooked in a chimichurri sauce but I never tasted any hint of it. 

As for the tots they were incredibly salty, which is saying something since salt is among my favorite flavors. 

The steak on the sandwich was a bit chewy and I think should have been cut into small pieces on the bread. Overall I wasn’t so thrilled. But I think the problem was that I ordered wrong - which I hate! I should have gone with one of the appetizers that I am still thinking about or one of the very interesting salads I spent a great deal of time reading over. 

Food aside, Redemption is a great, breezy place to grab a drink or a nibble with friends or coworkers. It has an indoor/outdoor vibe, plays great music, and is very comfy. Just don’t be in too much of a hurry because the wait staff can be neglectful. 

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