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Nar in Williamsburg

sara z | Oct 2, 2003 03:48 PM

I had read the posts about Nar ages ago that said mentioned that portions were small. Disbelieving, and knowing that everyone has a different opinion of what 'small' is, I visited this weekend, and I have to say that these are the skimpiest portions I have ever seen. I don't usually complain about this, but this was so disappointing and I kind of felt ripped off.

I did find the food very good, no doubt, well spiced and very tasty but such tiny portions, it was ridiculous. And you can't savour anything b/c splitting each tapas is no more than 2 bites each! The scene is cute and I liked the atmosphere. I eat at the bar a lot with my boyfriend, and we met a few really nice people, including the bartender.

The artichoke heart (one) with tomatoes and spices was the size of a silver dollar (we thought it was an amuse bouche!) and was $8. The same price applies for 3 tiny bite sized meatballs (very tasty) on piece of bread with tomatoes and another dish of grilled skewers of meat, each a tiny bite size. The only thing that was a reasonable size were the cheese 'cigars' a Turkish favorite of mine.

Like most other Chowhounders, I don't mind spending a couple bucks more for good food, but this was just not worth it. At their sister restaurant Alioli, we can split 4 tapas and feel satiated. Or at Dumont, the apps are the same price and provide some sustenance.

So if you want a bite or two, or just drinks, do stop in, but don't go for dinner. It's just not worth it. For us, it was $65 bucks and we left starving.

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