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.
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.
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.
It's fairly attentive although, depending on the night, you could wait a little while for a drink.
In Midtown West at the Event Hotel. It's a fairly popular location and is near many west side subway lines.
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.