Bar Basque

Price guide: Mid-range

839 6th Avenue, New York City, New York, 10001

Price guide: Mid-range

Bar Basque interior

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#69 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
3.6
3.6
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
3.7
3.7
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Singles, Nightlife, Trendiness

Expert review of Bar Basque

Basque-country cuisine arrives in New York City.

New York City offers practically every ethnic cuisine on earth. It's been missing a good Basque restaurant. Thanks to the 2010 opening of Bar Basque, it finally has an authentic restaurant from the north-western region in Spain. The accolades have been pouring in and I can attest that they are all well deserved. 

Food and drink: 

The Basque region has been celebrated and fought over for many years. Pintxos are the signature dish - small tapas dishes, usually shellfish or aged meat and vegetables. The quality here is almost as good as that which you'd get in San Sebastian, Spain. The extensive wine list is Spain-centric and the 32 wines by the glass are dispensed via the Enomatic wine system.

Recommended dishes: 

Two of the best dishes are the yellowfin tuna tartare with tomato veil, ham toast and red wine caviar and the Basque country style cod, which features vzcaina pepper sauce and olive oil.  

Ambience: 

It's futuristic. Black and red meld with metallic flourishes to create a fun and funky vibe. The clientele is very fashionable and European, thanks to Bar Basque's location in the Event Hotel. 

Service: 

It's fairly attentive although, depending on the night, you could wait a little while for a drink. 

Location: 

In Midtown West at the Event Hotel. It's a fairly popular location and is near many west side subway lines. 

Price advice: 

Most items are a la carte and dinner for two can run to about $60, if you stick with the tapas. Opt for the prix fixe menu, the prices seem to change a bit but it usually costs around $75 per person.  

More information on Bar Basque:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
Spanish
Address:
839 6th Avenue, New York City, New York, 10001
Telephone:
646-600-7150
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Sun-Thu 7am-11pm; Fri-Sat 7am-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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