This 3,000-square-foot European restaurant brings some flash to the Bronx. The 133-seat spot boasts a 22-foot mahogany bar and an atrium bamboo garden with a floor-to-ceiling waterfall. The menu focuses on traditional French, Spanish and Portuguese dishes, including duck leg confit and seared breast with roasted fennel; sea bass with a caper-lemon brown butter sauce; and a foie gras–topped burger. Drinkers can choose from more than 100 wines and 15 cocktails, including the Dorothy's Algonquin (gin, rye, dry vermouth, pineapple juice).
Oregano Bar & Bistro
|Venue name:||Oregano Bar & Bistro||Contact:|
3524 Johnson Ave
|Cross street:||between 235th and 236th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri 5pm–2am; Sat 11am–4pm, 5pm–2am; Sun 11am–4pm, 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 238th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $21. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|