Melibea (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Dinner West Village
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Melibea (CLOSED)

Spanish restaurateur Hector Sanz (Barraca, Macondo, Rayuela) adds to his trio of Iberian-inflected spots with this Mediterranean-minded Village restaurant. Sanz has wrangled in fellow Spaniard Jesús Nuñez—currently running the kitchen next door at Barraca—to put his personal spin on coastal European cuisine: Venison moussaka is slick with spicy béchamel; homemade focaccia is layered with fresh burrata, tomato confit and Modena vinegar; and a six-minute egg is perched atop sunchoke cream, onion marmalade and foie gras. Tipping a hat to the restaurant's theatrical roots—it's named after the heroine of Fernando de Rojas's 15th-century tragicomedy La Celestina—velvet banquettes sit on elevated sections throughout, mimicking a mezzanine. The bar is the "stage," decked out with a sweeping curtainlike frame and well lit with brass light fixtures, and vino's the star, with 250 wines hailing from the Mediterranean (Spain's Cava, Lombardy's Franciacorta).


Venue name: Melibea (CLOSED)
Address: 2 Bank St
New York
Cross street: at Greenwich Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 5pm–1am
Transport: Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 14th St
Price: Average entree: $26. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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great place.. beautiful space, super tasty and great food and very creative cocktails!! wine list is awesome too, check Paolo Scavino barolos (great selection and vintages at low prices). very good