Back Forty

Back Forty

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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  • Aja J.
    Aja J.April 6, 2013
    Get the donuts. Just....do it.
  • Mohammed C.
    Mohammed C.July 6, 2010
    The Grass-Fed burger is supposed to be one of the best burgers in New York City. I concur.
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BentleyDecember 7, 2014
    Chicken and waffles all over my face.
  • Vic C.heart icon on user image
    Vic C.August 11, 2014
    Killer brunch
  • Slow Food NYC
    Slow Food NYCJune 26, 2012
    Happy to award the Snail of Approval to Back Forty!
  • Ray Y.
    Ray YMay 29, 2010
    Some of the items are a bit $$$. The burger was really nice though. The 3 pork jowl nuggets are kinda small.
  • Elena V.
    Elena V.February 26, 2011
    Chicken & Waffles is probably their best dish
  • Moses K.
    Moses KopmarMay 2, 2012
    Sweet Potato Pancakes are so good!
  • Flora L.
    Flora LeungJanuary 22, 2011
    Fantastic fresh doughnuts with citrus glaze!!
  • Michael H.heart icon on user image
    Michael HAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Local specials
  • Don P.
    Don PflasterAugust 20, 2013
    Fried chicken = OFF THE CHAINS
  • Court K.
    Court KleinMarch 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    1/2 price drinks and $3 sliders on Mondays. What more can you ask for?
  • Anna G.
    Anna GoldbergApril 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Brussels sprouts or bust!
  • Zarya Alexandra F.
    Zarya Alexandra FogelsonFebruary 11, 2010
    The raw scallops with curry cream was divine.
  • Carmen K.
    Carmen KhanNovember 17, 2013
    Delicious!
  • Matthew A.heart icon on user image
    Matthew AndersonJuly 20, 2013
    The burger. Duh.
  • Suri R.heart icon on user image
    Suri RJanuary 17, 2013
    Pumpkin old fashioned. Done.
  • Maria D.
    Maria Demetra🍸December 7, 2013
    THE BREAD😍😍😍😍😍
  • Claire S.
    Claire S.June 30, 2013
    Yuca fries!
  • East Village Eats
    East Village EatsOctober 23, 2011
    Pork Jowl Nuggets!
  • Danielle C.
    Danielle CrognaleAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Killer bloody mary's!!
  • Kristi E.
    Kristi EvansMay 14, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Back Forty and drink the Ginger Bourbon Back Forty Cocktails and order a grass-fed burger.
  • 8PM R.
    8PM ReservationOctober 19, 2011
    Great Happy Hour.
  • Shani D.
    Shani DelamorDecember 3, 2011
    Sit in the garden!!
  • fatima
    fatimaNovember 17, 2011
    I wasn't too impressed. I was more into the Loisaida Sling cocktail than my food.
  • Maria R.
    Maria RealAugust 13, 2010
    Late night happy hour from 11 to 2. pARTAY!
  • Zach B.
    Zach BeattyJune 2, 2013
    Small dinner portions and poor service make the decent food not worth the time
  • Henry C.
    Henry CaseyJune 21, 2009
    The house drink - the Back Forty - is awesome.
  • Chris H.heart icon on user image
    Chris HAugust 18, 2013
    Really small portions.
  • Jesse I.
    Jesse ItzkowitzFebruary 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    1/2 price drinks at the bar on Monday night. Try the back40.
  • Marcus Y.
    Marcus YoungJune 1, 2012
    National Donut Day!!!
  • jessica t.
    jessica tullmanJanuary 16, 2010
    Cocktail: Back Forty Dinner: Pumpkin Risotto
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDMay 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Better drink spot than dinner spot. Be prepared to pay $$$ for an average meal
  • Alyssa G.
    Alyssa GalellaFebruary 1, 2010
    FYI: The chipotle ketchup is NOT BBQ sauce.
  • Rita W.
    Rita WuFebruary 22, 2012
    doughnuts!
  • Ariel B.
    Ariel BlakemanMarch 31, 2011
    Loisaida Sling. Do it.
  • MissOzAtl
    MissOzAtlAugust 23, 2013
    Slowest service I've experienced in some time.
  • Ken B.
    Ken BergerFebruary 27, 2011
    Brunch: Expensive, not memorable, drinks not included.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MunvesMay 21, 2010
    The onion rings are great
  • Sean M.
    Sean McPeakMay 31, 2011
    Worst Service in the East Village. Twice I've left in disgust. Saw a mouse, under cooked meat and nasty server/manager!
  • Josh
    JoshOctober 25, 2009
    the Back Forty house drink is legittttt
  • John M.
    John MurdockSeptember 15, 2010
    Great food!
  • Sienna F.
    Sienna FarrisFebruary 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    You'll never look at chicken the same way again
  • jessica
    jessicaMarch 26, 2009
    Happy hour. Eat at the bar.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BMay 21, 2010
    Pork. Jowels.
  • Jocelyn
    JocelynApril 24, 2011
    The hostess at brunch has the worst snottiest attitude ever.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SavageNovember 13, 2009
    sparrow makes a mean manhattan
  • Jenny W.
    Jenny WangOctober 27, 2012
    Slow ass service. Food was cold. Don't bother
  • Panita P.
    Panita PhanichayakarnFebruary 18, 2010
    Loisaida sling!
  • Rick V.
    Rick V.January 17, 2010
    No egg whites allowed?! WTF!
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