A Better Kind of Bar Food


the new bar snack (and this one is free): curry popcorn at Tailor

the new bar snack (and this one is free): curry popcorn at Tailor

When did bar snacks go gourmet?  When New York chefs realized we love peanuts and pretzels, but deserve something better to go with our $12 cocktail.  Whenever I meet people for drinks, I’m always wary of getting hammered because there’s no food or eating crappy food because I’m hungry. Well, wary no more. Check out these fantastic bar offerings from restaurants across the city, many of them offering an updated version of traditional bar snacks:

BLT Fish Shack
All bar items are $9

Olive Oil Tuna Tartine with tapenade and quail eggs 

Red Snapper Fish Tacos with avocado, queso fresco 

Pork and Shrimp Slider with spicy mayo
Fried Burrata, $4

Sweet Shrimp Scampi, $6

Bacon Cheeseburger with blue cheese and an onion ring on toasted brioche, $13  

‘Pork Slap’ Beer Battered Onion Rings, $6

Warm Flatbread with wild mushrooms, red onion and queso fresco$10

Braised St. Louis Ribs with house-made bbq sauce, $11

Obatzda with shallots and pretzels, $8

Seared Swordfish with red pepper chutney and coriander, $11

Hanger Steak Wrap with sweet chili and fingerling potato chips, $12


Huitalacoche Corn Dogs $11

Fried Oysters Rockefeller $11

Homemade Smoked Mozzarella Stix with Piquillo Marinara $9

Cod Croquettes with Saffron Aioli $10


Atria: 13-15 W. 54th Street212-262-4600, www.atrianyc.com

Braeburn:117 Perry Street, 212-255-0696, www.braeburnrestaurant.com

Smith’s: 79 MacDougal Street212-260-0100, www.smithsnyc.com

BLT Fish: 21 West 17th Street, 212-691-8888, www.bltfish.com

Tailor: 525 Broome St, 212-334-5182, www.tailornyc.com



Filed under Eating, Libations, Restaurants

2 responses to “A Better Kind of Bar Food

  1. dada


    hello? are these real foods?

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