Plush carpeting controls the acoustics at this auto-repair shop turned restaurant. The garrulous crowd gathers under faded paintings and timeworn mirrors to feast on generous portions of burekas (feta-stuffed phyllo), thyme-laced haloumi cheese wrapped in grape leaves, and tuna steaks swimming in red-pepper puree. Regulars are as devoted to the live music as they are to the Mediterranean menu: Jazz performers wail Tuesdays between 7:30 and 10:30pm and on weekends from 1 to 5pm.
|Venue name:||Antique Garage||Contact:|
41 Mercer St
|Cross street:||between Broome and Grand Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–4pm, 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St|
|Price:||Average small plate: $10. AmEx, MC, V|