The music thumps, the seats are all high stools (though with backs, so you’re comfortable), and the din of happy voices around you make you feel like you’re at a bar rather than a restaurant. Then the food arrives, and it’s clear: You’re definitely at a fine-dining establishment, and one that’s at the top of its game. Traditional tapas are superb (such as the creamy croquettes and perfectly crisped patatas bravas), while the creative tapas are downright exhilarating (who would ever have guessed that raw scallops with yogurt, hazelnuts, and pomegranate seeds would be such a sublime combo?). The paella, artisanal cheese and meat plates, and sangria are top-notch, too. One suggestion: Bring a group so that you can try as many of these small plates as possible without over-ordering.
New York City
New York City› Restaurant
260 W. 40th St. (in the AC Hotel, btw. Seventh and Eighth aves.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Multiple Locations Hours Daily noon–midnight. Transportation Subway: C or E to Spring St. Subway: F or M to 23rd St Phone 212/255-4160 Prices Tapas $5–$14; raciones (main courses) $19–$29 Cuisine Type Spanish/Tapas Web site Boqueria Other Reservations required for groups of 6 or more. Other branches at 53 W. 19th St. (btw. 5th and 6th aves.), and at 260 W. 40th St. (in the AC Hotel, btw. Seventh and Eighth aves.)
Map260 W. 40th St. New York City
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