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“lovely ambience...get the truffle surprise, just sumptuous!”
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Ranked #1,161 of 13,639 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
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“lovely ambience...get the truffle surprise, just sumptuous!”
Reviewed February 18, 2008

lovely ambience...get the truffle surprise, just sumptuous!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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“The mgr is a pyromaniac”
Reviewed February 16, 2008

When seated in front of the fireplace, which at the time contained a small, gentle fire, my party of 4 was thriled. That is until - while in the midst of our meal - a disheveled guy who claimed to be the manager began stoking the fire with the testosterone-fueled zeal of an undersexed a cave man! "Grunt! Me manager - me make 'em fire!" When we politely asked that he not make a huge, hot blaze within inches of our faces & our glasses of chilled $15.00 a glass wine, we were told that we could move & were rudely asked why we sat there there if we didn't like the fire (me manager - me make 'em fire!). Well Tarzan, that's because we weren't given a choice of tables, nor were we told to beware of the pyromaniac beast known as The Manager (who makes fire). So while the food was very good, I was saddened by such thoughtless & insensitive treatment by a person who - if he is indeed the manager - is doing a great job of helping to solidify the reputation that NYC's restaurants have earned over the years as being rude, uncaring, callous & snobbish. Que lastima.

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“Definitely a "scene." Great interior. Dishes are hit or miss. Pulled pork empanadas and rabbit confit were...”
Reviewed February 10, 2008

Definitely a "scene." Great interior. Dishes are hit or miss. Pulled pork empanadas and rabbit confit were excellent. Foie gras terrine was disappointing. Great wine selection also.

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“solid med”
Reviewed January 9, 2008

solid med

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“Delicious and innovative...”
Reviewed January 8, 2008

Delicious and innovative tapas and cocktails.

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