At Longman & Eagle the throngs are as apt to tie up the tables early Monday evening as they are late Friday night. The food's executed by Jared Wentworth, who picked up a Michelin star right off the bat. He seems as determined to ward off vegetarians and those of timid taste as he is to draw in fearless fellow chefs, who've taken advantage of the late hours to gather round the plates of the tall onion-jelly-topped roasted marrow bones that fly out of the open galley. Wentworth's meat challenge goes on and on: Kobe meatballs, duck rillettes, fat slabs of salty bacon-armored paté, squab one night, rabbit another, woodcock on a third. The wild boar sloppy joe is a scarfable Tuscan ragu sandwich topped with crunchy frazzled onions and a pickled jalapeño; a sunny-side up hen egg hash with duck confit is a satisfying late-night breakfast, and might even inoculate you against the dozens of whiskeys behind the bar.
At Longman & Eagle the throngs are as apt to tie up the tables early Monday evening as they are late Friday night. Good thing there's a craft cocktail list delectable (and affordable) enough to make it worth sampling just about everything on it. In the warmer months, the sidewalk patio and beer garden out back are a delightful place to wait—and wait and wait—for that table.