You're probably guessing by now that we like good beer; it does color our choice of places to recommend!
The Heartland lacks the quaint charm that’s a selling-point for many smaller-town brewpubs – it’s a big place, and often very noisy, especially if you happen to go there when the after-work crowd takes over – but they do compensate with a menu that’s a lot more innovative than the usual brewpub fare (the presentation was especially good, we thought); this is, we heard, a fairly recent development. The beers are excellent, however, as they should be, and their winter beer and their stout are particular winners. If you’re lucky enough to snag an outdoor seat, you can soak up some warm-weather Union Square atmosphere.
They have two much bigger, newer locations, but we would have to recommend the original: size definitely isn't everything.
Favorite Dish: The crabcakes were especially good: I expected them to be decent, but they were much more; fancier restaurants often fail to get these right.
Heartland Brewery. Now this is a really good one, try it.
Food and beers that are made on site are really good, well worth a visit.
Favorite Dish: Beware of the hummus, so much garlic!.. excellent.