- Alan Divack Jun 4, 1999 06:13 PM
Has anyone been to this Basque place on Greenwich yet?
re: John Speer
Pinxtos is a small basque restauarant on Greenwich
near Spring in far west soho. both Eric Asimov and
Irene Sax were favorably impressed. The only other
local Basque place I know about is Mariachu near the
UN on 46th. Never been, but I believe that it is
considerably more expensive.
re: Alan Divack
I was there when it first opened about a year ago, and I liked some of the dishes, although I thought the proprietors were a little clueless as restauranteurs. It was also a little on the expensive side, given that main course arrived unadorned, and there didn't even seem to be appropriate side dishes to go with them. I liked several of the appetizers very much, though, including home-pickled sardines strewn with crushed garlic and parsley and the mussels stuffed with cheese, suggesting it might be a better place to go for a late night snack and glass of wine, maybe after hitting the tapas bar around the corner.
It may be different now, however, since I haven't revisted in a while.
re: Dave Feldman
"How do you stuff a mussel? "
At Pintxos, the stuffed mussel is really a steamed
mussel on the half shell, coated with bechamel and
crumbs and fried -- uite good, though not my favorite
of their tapas. Their is a middle eastern stuffed
mussel where it is really stuffed, with rice, currants
and pine nuts. I am not sure how they do it -- i
think they steam them open, and then reform them with
re: Robert Sietsema
Four of us went on Saturday and had a very nice meal.
The best part were the appetizers -- our favorties were
peppers stuffed with a bacalao puree which tasted sort
of like a very mildly fishy ricotta, fried potattoes in
a spicy tomato sauce, and those wonderful anchovies.
The best main was the lamb chops -- 6 grilled rib
chops, with waffle chips and garlic mayonnaise. Good
too were the hake in green sauce which was extremely
garlicy and a bit sloppy looking, and the squid in ink.
With a bottle of wine , tax and tip it came to $110.
The place is very pleasant, and not exteremly crowded,
but our main complaint was that we felt a bit rushed.