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La Vara

268 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6145
+1 718-422-0065
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“suckling pig” (9 reviews)
“tapas” (24 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
268 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6145
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

My family ate here last night and we were totally impressed with the food. We ordered 15 dishes from the menu. They are Tapas of varying sizes and there were 5 of us. Two got mixed reviews, the cod and the lamb breast but the...More

Thank LauraBarrett66
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

First of all, this is not a Michelin star restaurant, not even close. The food is alright and the service is average, but this place doesn’t comply with the basic requirements to receive an award of this caliber. I do not want to sound like...More

Thank Ignacio B
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

I loved this small restaurant in Brooklyn. Especially fried artichokes were fantastic starters/sides. When it comes to main courses lamb meatballs and suclibg pig are definately worth trying. Pasta was bit too soft for my taste.

Thank HenryWasteland
Reviewed July 26, 2018

La Vara is a one star Michelin tapas theme restaurant located in charming Cobble Hill Brooklyn. We wer stay ing in Carroll Gardens and put this on our list thank you to reviews. We were not disappointed! First, the food was terrific, offbeat, tasty and...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Don’t let the small size of this restaurant fool you, the food that comes out is amazing. Portions very generous and tasty. My husband had a gin and tonic with his Tortilla de Calabacín which he swears is the best he ever had. My rose...More

Thank piginapoke241
Reviewed July 1, 2018

My husband and I were really disappointed with this one-star Michelin restaurant. We had a reservation and were given the worst table in the place, directly across from the pass. As the restaurant was full and the only other tables appeared to be reserved for...More

Thank DestinyRides
Reviewed May 23, 2018

The entire reason I chose this spot for date night was that the food has Moorish and Jewish influences and I was very intrigued by this mix. I also didn't realize they had a Michelin star till after, but I am not surprised. The location...More

Thank NathanielGoodtimes
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

I expected more in terms of flavour. The fried artichokes did not have much of an artichoke flavour & I couldn’t taste anchovy in the aioli. The dip with melted cheese, honey and fried eggplant was interesting but the eggplant slices were tiny and did...More

Thank fru_sorteravn
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Being a michelin starred restaurant, I had higher expectations for La Vara. With the exception of the albondigas, everything we ate was lackluster. The Conejo en Escabeche and Alcachofas were bland, the Anchoas en Conserva had a bitter taste, and the Coca de Cebes was...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We started with croquets, then are our way thru the menu! Fried chick peas, deviled eggs, fried artichoke, moje sardines then to salted cod. Everything was excellent except for the cod remojon surprisingly it was “just there,” not tasty. Then we moved on to the...More

Thank Debora M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 268 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6145
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-422-0065
A new restaurant by Alex Raij. She also owns Txikito in Manhattan
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