“There was an outpouring of grief among the regulars at P.J. Clarke’s last June when word spread that ten-year barman Doug Quinn had been abruptly fired. A few months after the incident, Quinn told Grub Street he was hard at work planning what he said would be a genuine ‘New York joint’ with killer drinks, but also a solid menu. ‘It’s going to be the kind of place you can eat at three or four times a week,’ he said.”
While waiting for Hudson Malone to open, take a date to Bill’s Food & Drink on Wednesdays and Fridays to see Quinn’s spectacular bar tending. Sean Largotta, one of the management team members of Crown Group Hospitality, which owns Bill’s, said, “Having Doug behind the bar gives it an old New York feel.” Crown Group owns the Lion in Greenwich Village and Crown on the Upper East Side, as well.