If you're too hungry for the charcuterie and cheese of Spuyten Duvil, yet not quite famished enough for the meat fest of Fette Sau, Williamsburg restaurateur Joe Carroll has reopened his third spot, St. Anselm, which he previously closed because of the difficulty in getting a liquor license. Now armed with a hefty wine and beer list, St. Anselm has ditched the original New Jersey-style sliders and sausages concept and now offers a refreshingly simple and affordable menu of grilled meats and vegetables.
Wildly popular Williamsburg restaurant St. Anselm gets legendary waits for a reason, but that doesn't help you when you come by for dinner and are quoted a two hour wait for your table. So where should you go instead? Here are some lower-key restaurant alternatives and bars to tide you over while you wait.