You can’t go wrong at this sleek Midtown wine bar. The Mediterranean-inspired menu is filled with gems like six-hour braised lamb shank and grilled octopus with chili sauce. And the wine menu is hailed for its value.
Alison Cook says: Energetic chef Charles Clark keeps his Spanish-inflected menu fresh with local and seasonal ingredients. Witness a mind-expanding buffalo mozzarella, a juicy tomato salad in sherry vinaigrette, and fine fish specials. Rich sauces can get the better of a dish but some work big-time. The wine list thrills with its range and bargain prices, and the urbane crowd invigorates. Don't miss the mocha-espresso bread pudding, or an al fresco table when the weather's fine.