Manhattan – Midtown West
606 Ninth Ave between 43rd and 44th Sts
Manhattan, NY 10036
The trio of beautifully fresh sharp chimichurri (the parsley-oregano-garlic vinaigrette found through South America) and soft bread rolls that are presented as soon as you sit down at this Nuevo Argentinean restaurant set the stage nicely for a delicious starter of thick blood sausage paired with a spicy Argentine link or buttery veal sweetbreads dressed in garlic. The drama falters slightly when, yummy peach chutney notwithstanding, plump langoustines come overcooked, and a thinly pounded churrasco is too thin--and too bland. But for lunch patrons and theater crowds who show up for one of the two nightly seatings, ducking into this unpretentious little spot with its dark wood decor and colorful oil paintings of toreros could prove more transporting than that Broadway show.
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- Average main course: $26. AmEx, MC, V