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El Quinto Pino

Map & Directions 401 W. 24th St.
New York, NY 10011
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212-206-6900
  • Bar Food, Spanish, Tapas
  • Sun 5pm-11pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-0am, Fri-Sat 5pm-1am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted, Not Necessary, Accepted
  • No Parking

Description

Village Voice's Description

Chef/owners Eder Montero and Alex Raij prove that size doesn't matter with this stellar Chelsea tapas spot. Calling it small doesn't really doesn't do it justice; inside, a thick, curved marble bar provides most of the seating, with a barstool-lined narrow counter providing the only other place to set down your small plates. High ceilings, patterned wallpaper and tasteful chandeliers give the place a sophisticated feel, which explains why you'll probably see so many people on dates here. The uni Panini, which pairs warm, creamy sea urchin with a crisp baguette, is an absolute stroke of genius. A few more examples of Raij's skill: a Sevillian stew of braised chickpeas and spinach, shrimp cooked with garlic, jalapeno and ginger, saffron-scented chicken wings. Pair your small plates with one of the Spanish wines from the carefully selected rotating wine list or opt for one of the specialty cocktails.—Keith Wagstaff

 
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  • Village Voice on 08/13/10

    Get the fried lamb intestines-fried so finely that they've curled and buckled in the heat, becoming golden brown & crisp. They taste like lamb potato chips-dip them in the tart chile sauce on the side

  • DailyCandy on 02/04/13

    Recover from long Fashion Week days at the tiny, laid-back Spanish wine bar. Ditch industry types, try its famous uni panini, and nightcap with one of your real friends.

  • The uni panini here is one of the most exhilarating sandwiches ever invented—domestic sea urchin spread in a baguette with Korean hot mustard oil.

  • Cooking Channel on 02/23/11

    The uni panini is something completely on its own: creamy sea urchin, heat from the mustard oil … a small sandwich made me feel like I was getting so much. - Jeffrey Saad, United Tastes of America

  • Eater on 11/07/13

    New dishes include dirty rice with rabbit, flash-fried shell-on shrimp, and soft scrambled eggs with sea anemone. Favorites from the old menu are still available, and they plan to serve lunch soon.

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