It’s kind of a big deal to go to Brunch [in NYC]. Not only is it a good way to cure a hangover, or find a boyfriend, or look cute, or pre-game for a tipsy shopping adventure,but it’s also a good way to try new restaurants and spend half the amount of money you would probably spend at dinner.
This week, a group of friends and I went to Barrio 47 (www.barrio47.com) in my favorite stomping grounds of the West Village. And it was AMAZING! Whoever decorated this place sure has my vote. They make you feel as though you have just been transported to some underground gem in the middle of Barcelona. Here’s a little view.
The Outside Logo is Simple and Clean, BARRIO is Spanish for Neighborhood.
When you walk in, you are greeted with a well stocked bar with some serious mixology must-haves. As well as a cozy, Rustic, Mediterranean vibe, that makes you feel as though you’ve been transported somewhere into the heart of Barcelona.
Down the walkway is their kitchen, where a woodfire stove packs some serious Heat!
Every Tuesday night the chef picks different cuts of meats (i.e. suckling pig, duck leg confit, rabbit) and cooks them in this wood-fired brick oven.
Why didn’t I think of this?
We sat at the table on the left, across from their open kitchen, where we got to watch the chef cook throughout our meal.
The use of monochromatic textures in the walls keep it simple but exciting, and also create a feeling of space (in this not so spacious, space).
You look up and are instantly jealous that you don’t have this light fixture in your own hallway.
It was cold as f–k this particular Sunday afternoon, so I chose to go a little casual-comfy, instead of my usual girly-glam.
I couldn’t resist from taking this #selfie in the cab… (I wear a seatbelt sometimes, those guys drive like maniacs)
I chose this gnarled semi-seethrough sweater, found in a random market shoppe, and paired it with some leopard print skinny jeans from H&M
Here’s a little close up.
Then I threw on a big chunky scarf. (FYI, this scarf is some serious Fringe I found at an Upholstry Store)!!!
I instgram under the moniker angierosieb, so obviously I had to get a #selfie in front of these rose blooms.
Can I get an Amen?
When we got there, I felt rather in sync with the Rustic Downtown vibe. You can tell by the decor that the owners clearly have good taste, [no pun intended], in design and obviously food. So, here’s what we ate.
Seared Wagyu Beef Tidbits in a Goat Cheese and Julienne Vegetable Dip
The Fresh Colorful Ingredients used, straight from the Farm to Table
Chicken Breast and Avacado Sandwich with Truffle Fries and Aioli Dipping Sauce
Eggs Benedict with a Black Truffle and Sage Hollendaise
The Chef got this recipe from his mother, a secret homemade PB&J Cookie, topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and a Fresh Berry Compote.
Wow. Best Burger Ever.
The Food here is seriously no joke. Chef Franco Barrio comes from a long list of credentials that include Casa Mono and Boqueria. The food is clearly thought out and all the ingredients come together to create flavorful and bright plates. Beyond the food, I personally think this chef makes the best sauces, they are both innovative and compliment each dish. Thank You Chef!!
So with that said, we left full and happy, and will most certainly be going back for more!
*If you live in the city, I recommend going there on a Tuesday Night, every week, the Chef prepares different cuts of Quality Meats like Rabbit, Duck Leg Confit, OxTail, Suckling Pig, (to list a few) in their Wood-Fired Brick Oven. Surely a Treat, especially if you think you’re a foodie!*