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Chez Sardine relaunches as Bar Sardine tonight

By Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo

After shuttering for two weeks in July, Chez Sardine shook its Asian influences to reset with a more playful snack menu and a heavier concentration on cocktails. Chef Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly remains in the kitchen to dispatch elevated bar bites like black-garlic deviled eggs, herbed french fries with maple-mustard aioli and cod fritters with lemon mayo. The mid-20th-century space now has a larger bar run by Little Wisco vet Brian Bartels, who whips mint soft-serve ice cream into cocoa and cream liqueurs for the Black Pepper Grasshopper. 183 W 10th St between W 4th St and Seventh Ave South (646-360-3705,



Warm olives with orange and cumin, $4

Cod fritters with lemon mayonnaise, $6 

Deviled eggs with soy and black garlic, $4

Market vegetables with basil aioli, $8

Arctic char tartare with avocado and everything pretzels, $13

Local burrata with radishes and boquerones, $14

Little gem and cauliflower salad with avocado dressing and parmiggiano, $11

Smoked bird rillette with pickled beets and croutons, $10

Gruyere grilled cheese with eggplant-tomato tapenade and beer mustard, $9

Fedora Burger: smoked cheddar, crispy potatoes, cucumbers, barbecue mayonnaise, $10 

Herbed french fries with maple-mustard aioli, $7


Parrothead Old Fashioned: rum, almond syrup, coffee-citrus bitters

Traction: tequila, Chartreuse, lime, celery

Save Big Money at Menard's: peanut-pine liqueur, lemon, strawberry, egg white

Supply & Demand Julep: rye, peach puree, lemon, mint

Dance Up That Alley: gin, coconut water, cucumber

Jim Meehan Says Hi: rum, orange juice, IPA, seltzer

Ramos Mezcal Hella Fizz: mezcal, lime, ginger beer, bitters, heavy cream, seltzer

SHHHHHHHH...: whiskey, cocoa liqueur, mint liqueur, almond milk, black pepper

Campfire Boulevard: campari, bourbon, sweet vermouth

Grandmama #2: tequila, Dry Curaçao, sage, rose liqueur 

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