I'll be in New York for a brief visit at the end of December, and I currently have a reservation for Barraca (I'll be dining w/ my parents). There aren't a ton of reports on it, but we like the look of the menu—we're mainly looking for:
- Really good food
- Not ultra-trendy or loud, but it's fine for it to be lively. But a no-frills type place is equally good if the food is great.
We do tend to share dishes family style, though we're not necessarily looking for a tapas place (though not opposed to it either). I'd be curious about other Spanish options that are a better choice than Barraca, but probably around the same price point.
I'd also be interested in hearing about other interesting/exciting places, even if they are not specifically Spanish. On a previous visit, I tried Louro, and I really liked it. I think my parents would like something a little bit less experimental, but not drastically so (I think they would like Louro, but not as much as I did).
Other options I've read about:
Casa Pomona (mentioned here http://www.chow.com/food-news/142976/... )
El Quinto Pino El Comedor (do they take reservations?) And is their new menu online anywhere?
Places on this Eater list: http://ny.eater.com/archives/2013/04/... -- these seem like they'd all be pretty traditional, and I might want to branch out from this a bit, but not drastically, if that makes sense. My parents and I do like the "lots of garlic and green sauces" classic Spanish spots, but I think it would be fun to try to branch away from that, at least somewhat.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance,