Boulton & Watt opened on the corner of East 1st Street and Avenue A last week. Darin Rubell and David Rotter have reworked what was Nice Guy Eddie's into a restaurant inspired by the Industrial Revolution. The space takes its name from Matthew Boulton and James Watt, the two gentleman who perfected the steam engine in the late 18th Century. Like Nice Guy Eddie's, Boulton & Watt is open until 4am (the kitchen takes orders until 2:15 am) seven days a week, but they'll be serving a revised take on American and English comfort food. It comes in the form of "Snacks & Entrees," including dishes like short rib and bone marrow toast ($13), pigs in a blanket ($11), a classic wedge salad ($9), an array of homemade pickles ($6 per jar, three for $15), and steak frites ($22).
Ten beers are available on tap in either 14oz ($8), 32 oz ($15), or 64oz ($30). Thirty-two and 64 oz growlers are also available with a $5 deposit. Each of the 20 or so wines on the list are available by the glass ($10), carafe ($20), or bottle ($35), and cocktails are $12 each.
Boulton & Watt | 5 Avenue A | 646-490-6004 | www
Monday - Sunday, 5:30 pm - 4 am