One of my building-mates shared details about his newest discovery in our hood, a tapas bar on 26th. He suggested I give Bazar Tapas Bar and Restaurant a try.

Our Argentinian Salentein Reserve Barrel Selection Malbec, 2016 was worth the trip. Bazar charges only $50 for this bold wine that gets a 4.0 (4-star) rating from ~ 2000 oenophiles on ViVino, indicating a $36 price tag.

The octopus was not ($19) as the char-grilled tentacle wasn’t fresh. I do recommend the baby lamb chops ($8), just skip the tasteless odd green coulis.

I’d go back for Bazar’s pomme frites ($8) anytime, as they were plentiful and cooked the way I like them. Slightly overdone, crisp on the outside, soft inside.  Or for the cheese to enjoy with the Malbec. We sampled the Sottocenere and Monte Enebro served on a board garnished with fresh fruit and nuts ($16 for two varieties). I just wish they served with crisper bread.

If you’re in the hood, give this welcoming neighborhood place a try.

Bazar Tapas Bar and Restaurant
31 West 26th Street
New York, NY
(212) 510-8155
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