- JungMann Jan 24, 2008 02:23 AM
Has anyone tried Barfry lately? I happened in for their happy hour and had a fantastic time and wanted to see if dinner might be any better. My cocktails were inventive and refreshing, even if the rosemary gimlet was a tad heavy on the rosemary. Best yet is that they were $6 and came with amuses bouches from the chef. Definitely a great place for a drink after work.
Dinner has definitely improved at BarFry. While I love(d) the tempura, it was not figure friendly. Lately there has been a LOT more specials on the board geared towards sushi, seafood, non-fried items. Service has always been terrific... gets a little loud and towards then end I feel like I've been locked away in a stark-white room, but worth it for the fluke!
I went in October and really enjoyed the food, including a variety of tempura and some salads.
I'm a fan, too. The service is great and there are lots of little salads to counterbalance all the grease.
I was there last night, probably my fourth or fifth visit. My sense is that the tempura has lightened up a bit since my first try. I'm a big fan of the shitake and string bean tempura. Also-- the past two visits they have had a Montauk fluke shashimi-- it was truly fabulous-- reminded me of dishes I've loved at Soto, which is a high compliment in my book. I've also enjoyed the Barfry salad, and recently tried the Black sesame gelato, which was a treat.
My only complaint is that the music is really really loud. (Which probably means I'm really really old.)