Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield opened The Spotted Pig in February 2004, and New York City's first gastropub has been a local favorite ever since. The Spotted Pig has earned many accolades, including a Michelin Star for six years in a row for Bloomfield's seasonal British and Italian cooking.

Located in the heart of the West Village, the original carriage house has been transformed into a convivial three-story pub. Ken Friedman designed the space himself with curios and artwork from local markets and abroad. Pull up a stool at one of the two bars where cask conditioned ales, an eclectic wine list and signature cocktails are served.

April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman opened The Breslin Bar & Dining Room in October 2009. The Breslin earned a star in the Michelin guidebook for the past two years and former New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton named it one of his favorite new restaurants in New York of 2010. The Breslin is located in the Ace Hotel in Manhattan’s Flatiron District at 29th and Broadway.

The hearty, meat-centric menu at The Breslin has a strong emphasis on artisanal products, small growers and farmers and seasonality. The Breslin menu embraces “nose-to-tail” cuisine methodologies and offers handmade terrines, sausages, and charcuterie. Rich, salty, roasted flavors predominate.

The John Dory Oyster Bar is April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s casual, seafood spot at New York’s Ace Hotel. Located on the corner of Broadway and 29th Street, the “JDOB” recreates the lively feel of turn-of-the-century oyster bars and is more bar than restaurant, with cocktails from Sasha Petraske of Milk & Honey, counter seating, and a menu of small and shareable seafood dishes.

Shortly after opening in January 2011, the John Dory Oyster Bar received a glowing two-star review from The New York Times, in which Sam Sifton declared their chorizo stuffed squid “among the best things you can eat in New York City.” Sifton included The JDOB in his New York Times list of the top 10 new restaurants of 2011 and it was also chosen as one of Conde Nast Traveler’s favorite new restaurants in their May 2011 “Hot List” issue.