Tapas? Wine bar? A Voce?
I'm meeting a friend for a date-ish sort of thing tomorrow night--she works way downtown, but we're not necessarily limited to the area.
I was wondering if anyone had any good recs for downtownish tapas bars and/or wine bars. Barring either of those, we were just going to head to A Voce. Quite a reversal in a way, but either one works.
Down on Bond Street near Bowery, Restaurant Mercat. I have never had a bad meal there, from the patatas bravas to the noodles in sepia, serrano ham, sardines, grilled shrimp, duck breast- wow, I'm getting hungry just writing this. Good wine selection too, just look up when you arrive to see the display.
Sit at the little bar in front of the kitchen if possible, the cooks make a great presentation and show of preparing your food. They usually pass around a porron, both for themselves and for anyone sitting in the area. Enjoy!