Kemia Bar (CLOSED)

Hell's Kitchen
The simple Moroccan tapas at this basement speakeasylike lounge would taste good anywhere, but they’re even better here, in one of Hell’s Kitchen’s most stunning rooms: Moody lighting, red leather banquettes and damask wallpaper transport you to a sultan’s private lair. Marseille chef Andy D’Amico keeps things familiar but adds small twists: Creamy hummus gets nutty seven-grain toast points, and couscous-crusted shrimp comes with a dipping sauce of cooked red pepper and tomato salsa. Entreés like chicken tagine and lamb kefta are sturdy enough to stand up to the strong cocktails.
Venue name: Kemia Bar (CLOSED)
Address: 630 Ninth Ave
New York
Cross street: at 44th St
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 6pm–2am; Sat 8pm–3am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority
Price: Average tapa: $6. AmEx, MC, V
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