Mon-Fri, 6pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, noon-midnight
4, 5, 6 at 86th St.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
80th St. to 95th St., York Ave. to Fifth Ave.
This Upper East Side Argentinean restaurant offers a few salads and fish items, but just head straight for the beef. Typical cuts like ojo de bife (rib-eye steak) and tira de asado (short ribs) come in hefty 14-ounce portions accompanied by chimichurri and herb-tossed French fries. A long bar dominates the wood-paneled dining room, which features rows of small tables that can be pushed together for large groups. For a close-up view of the action, take one of the eight seats at the meat bar, where you can watch the parrillero, or grill master, toss large cuts of beef onto the fire. The restaurant regularly runs bar-only specials, so steaks are often a few dollars cheaper there than in the modest-size dining room. The décor is basic contemporary, but if you lean back in your chair you’ll notice vintage copies of La Nación covering the ceiling. Look closely and you might see names like Kennedy and Perón in the four-decade-old headlines.Recommended Dishes
Argentinean sausage, $8; rib-eye steak, $24.50; skirt steak, $21.75; mixed grill for two, $48