You might think you’ve been transported to this restaurant’s namesake city once you step inside and smell the aroma of meat sizzling on the grill. The menu full of traditional Argentine dishes—and plenty of beef—is a carnivore’s dream come true. Dig into empanadas stuffed with fillings like ham and cheese or mozzarella and onions ($7.95 for two) to start the meal. Chorizo sauteed with onions and peppers ($9.95) or sweetbreads in a white wine and shallot sauce ($19.95) might tempt you, too. If you stick to the grill for your main course, you’ll choose from every cut of beef you can imagine or a mixed grill of short ribs, skirt steak, sausage, blood sausage and grilled sweetbreads ($50.95). You’ll probably want some papas a la provenzal, or fries with garlic and parsley (included with entrees or $5.95 for a side). Finish the night with flan ($7.50) or a crepe topped with dulce de leche and a scoop of vanilla ice cream ($11).
A first-time restauranteur, De Marco combines her passion for Argentine cuisine with her strong business acumen. With the restaurant Buenos Aires, she brings a piece of her native city to New York. Her goal is to offer quality food at reasonable prices in a charming warm and homey atmosphere.
The dining room is warmly lit and inviting, with exposed brick and walls painted in earthy tones of terra cotta and cream, hardwood floors, dark wood chairs and tables and dark wood framed mirrors. Argentina is evoked with black and white photographs of traditional scenes of the city of Buenos Aires; a cowhide seating area in the back of the dining room; and a display of Argentine wines behind the bar. Argentinean tunes and cool international sounds will add to the authentic Buenos Aires vibe. And in warm weather, diners can enjoy dinner on the outdoor garden patio.
|Venue name:||Buenos Aires|
513 E 6th St between Avenue A and B
|Cross street:||between Aves A and B|
|Opening hours:||Monday-Thursday, Daily noon–11pm; Friday-Saturday noon-midnight; Sunday noon-11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $30. AmEx, MC, V|
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