Boqueria restaurants were inspired by the best tapas bars in Barcelona and bring a modern, healthier twist to the New York dining crowd. Boqueria has locations in Chelsea and Midtown and offer great small plates for lunch or dinner and an extensive Spanish wine list.
The staff is always friendly and courteous and its a great place to eat at the bar or chef’s counter if you want some extra interaction.
The menu features typical Spanish dishes and Charcuterie. Some popular favorites also include heavier dishes like Patatas Bravas and Croquetas and lighter dishes like crudos, grilled octopus and several vegetable tapas. I would steer clear from the dry and oily Paella however.
– Shishito Peppers
– Scallop Crudo with Blood Orange And Almond
– Spinach with Garbanzo Beans and Raisins
– Hanger Steak A La Planca
The atmosphere is casual yet romantic and welcoming.
Never a dull moment with the beautiful ambiance; you can talk about almost anything.
Blistered Shishito peppers with coarse sea salt is the MUST TRY starter at Boqueria and any tapas restaurant for that matter.
Sautéed spinach, garbanzos, pine nuts, garlic, golden raisins is a staple tapas dish and a great nutritious and delicious side dish.
Cape Cod sea scallops, blood orange, basil, Marcona almonds, lime is a stellar dish. Fresh soft scallop is balanced and brightened with the blood orange and lime. MUST TRY
The kitchen is open so you can see who is preparing your food and how it is being done step by step!
Grilled Octopus Special on Garlic Mash Potatoes and fennel was good but not as strong a dish as the squid.
Roasted Local Asparagus charred on the grill with Hazelnut Romesco, Lemon Zest for extra dipping flavor. YUM
Squid seared a la plancha, frisée, romesco vinaigrette, tomato confit, crispy scallions is light, refreshing and delicious. The romesco sauce is made of nuts and red peppers and adds a earthy depth to this seafood dish
Hanger steak a la plancha, fingerling potatoes, Shishito peppers, mojo verde is a phenominal dish. Salty crusted steak balanced with the herby and sour mojo verde. MUST TRY
WHAT TO WEAR
Dress with a little Spanish influence with matador structure modernized with high-waisted pants, a bolero waist coat and large jewelry mixing up this masculine look as pictured in Elle Spain.
Get a little Spanish influence modernized with high waisted pants and a bolero waist coat
171 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012