Sugar Bar

Restaurants, American Upper West Side
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Sugar Bar
Sugar Bar
Drums and masks hang from the ceiling and walls of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson’s tiki-fied, cheerfully noisy establishment. Starters include fresh guacamole with fluffy cornmeal arepitas and greaseless catfish strips with a tangy tartar sauce. Grilled filet mignon is fat and juicy; the parrilla de mar includes grilled prawns, shrimp, calamari, scallops and a thick fish fillet on a carving board. One sweet ender, rum-soaked bread pudding, is a moist, boozy delight. The lights go out around 9pm, when musical acts take the stage in the rear. Arrive before then: reading the menu by candlelight is nearly impossible.


Venue name: Sugar Bar
Address: 254 W 72nd St
New York
Cross street: between Broadway and West End Ave
Opening hours: Tue, Wed 5–11:30pm; Thu–Sat 5pm–1am
Transport: Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 72nd St
Price: Average main course: $18. AmEx, DC, MC, V
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