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The bright and vivacious South American, Nuevo Latino resto is great for groups. It has a loft-like, clubby feel…and as you can see from the picture below, very fiery!
The eclectic, broad menu (primarily designed for sharing) offers great Modern Latin dishes that range from ceviche, to skewers, to empanadas, arepas, poached lobster, and a paella-type dish with duck. The portions are on the small side so order accordingly.
This West Village locavore restaurant gets food from their roof- it makes up 60% of their ingredients. Everything else comes from regional farms and producers.
Get a glimpse of the American/Gastropub menu below:
|Grilled Sausage Of The Day milk stout mustard, pickles, flatbread||9.00|
|Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake old bay creole mustard sauce||16.00|
|Grilled Lamb Chops lemon, oregano, olive oil||18.00|
|Grass-Fed Steak Tartare heirloom potato crisps||15.00|
|Grilled Sardines rosemary, preserved lemon, fennel||12.00|
|Irish American Onion Soup knockanore irish cheddar|
|Roasted Heirloom Pumpkin Soup crumbled walnuts, sage oil|
|Venison & Black Bean Chili sour cream, vintage cheddar|
Living Leaf Salads
|Pear Salad pecans, point reyes blue, currants, mixed leaves||9.00|
|Roasted Beets & Efren’s House-Made Burrata mint & pistachio pesto||12.00|
|Frisee & Fennel Salad warm pork belly, new york apple||10.00|
|Rooftop Mixed Greens old-school thousand island||6.00|
|Grilled & Roasted Seasonal Vegetables romesco sauce||17.00|
|Amish Roasted Half Chicken yukon mashed potatoes, heirloom beans, wild mushrooms, pan gravy||23.00|
|Braised Beef Short Ribs yukon mashed potatoes, caramelized brussels sprouts||26.00|
|Roasted Monkfish oyster & chorizo corn bread stuffing||26.00|
|Grilled Hanger Steak blue cheese, onion marmalade, steak sauce, organic fries||22.00|
|BBC Burger “patty melt,” grilled onions, vintage cheddar, rooftop pickle||12.00|
|“Gin & Tonic” Wild Salmon caramelized cauliflower, lime emulsion||28.00|
Bites & Sides
|Crispy Fried Oysters green chile buttermilk dressing||9.00|
|Laughing Bird Shrimp baked with garlic||12.00|
|Lobster Taco tomatillo & avocado salsa||9.00|
|Marinated Cypress Grove Goat Cheese||9.00|
|Drunken Bean Dip cypress grove goat cheese, marinated tomatoes||8.00|
|Caramelized Brussels Sprouts smoked bacon||6.00|
|Warm Pretzels milk stout mustard||5.00|
|Roasted Eggplant Puree grilled flatbread||6.00|
|Buttermilk Onion Rings||6.00|
Bell Book & Candle- 141 West 10th Street / (212) 414-2355
Sparks is an old-world NY masculine, pricey, Italian-style steakhouse. It’s part of NYC’s mobster history (mob boss Paul Castellanos was gunned down here by Gotti’s henchmen back in 1985) which gives it cachet.
This wise guy of a steakhouse was good but I prefer the “All Stars”- Del Frisco’s, Dylan Prime, Strip House, Wolfgang’s, Keens, etc. You should definitely give it a try though, if you love steak!
Sparks offers top quality steaks, descent sides, and mediocre service.
I went to see Prince last night at MSG….he was amazing!
Prince at MSG 12/29/10
After the show, we went to Schiller’s for noshing and cocktails.
Schiller’s Liquor Bar
CHOW FAVES of the evening: Oysters, Fries, Sliders, and Sticky Toffee Pudding.
SIP: Champagne and Cocktails.
A friend we were with is friends with Adrien Brody so he joined us, and I happened to be sitting right next to him at our table at Schiller’s. He’s a great guy. You know I had to get the Foodie 411 before the night was over, and I did! Here are a few restos Adrien spoke highly of….BTW- I’m in total agreement with his picks.