SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — Owners of the popular Upper East Side craft beer bar Off the Rails will soon be pouring brews in the Seaport.
“We’re looking forward to coming to the Seaport,” said co-owner John Moloney, who also runs Junction, a sports bar near Grand Central Station. “It’s an area that’s redeveloping, and we think it’s a great, supportive neighborhood.”
The pub takes the place of SamSara, once a 69-seat international-fusion restaurant at 277 Water St., which never reopened after suffering damage during Hurricane Sandy.
The new bar, which does not yet have a name, will open in March and serve upscale pub fare along with a host of local, craft beers, Moloney said.
Dishes on their preliminary menu include entrees such as stout-braised short ribs with turnip puree, creamed spinach and Guinness gravy, and an herb-crusted rack of lamb with a wild mushroom tarte tatin and red wine reduction.
Exact prices haven’t been decided just yet, but entrees will be about $20, Moloney said.
Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee voted recently to support Moloney’s bid for a liquor license. He’ll run his bar through midnight Monday to Thursday, and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Moloney said he'd like later hours, something the committee said they'd consider after he's been open for six months.
“We want to be a comfortable, neighborhood place with good food,” Moloney said. "This isn't a party place."