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Porsena Extra Bar

21 E. 7th St., New York, NY 10003 40.728592 -73.989567
nr. 3rd Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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  • Cuisine: Spanish/Tapas
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

porsena.com

Hours

Daily, 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 8th St.-NYU; 6 at Astor Pl.

Prices

$8-$16

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Profile

Sara Jenkins has already given East 7th Street the swine-centric Porchetta and the pasta specialist Porsena. Porsena Extra Bar is a narrow slip of a lunch counter by day, small-plates-dispensing wine bar by night. The midday menu redresses what Jenkins perceives as a neighborhood dearth of quick lunch fare with sandwiches like Surryano ham with cantaloupe butter and cornichons, a play on the French jambon classic. In the evening, chef Millicent Souris (late of Egg and Roebling Tea Room) orchestrates cold compositions to pair with wine, including yellowfin-tuna puttanesca, pickled-mussel escabéche, and mortadella mousse. Both wine and food extend beyond Jenkins's characteristic Italian slant, incorporating Mediterranean-rim flavors from such disparate sources as Spain and Lebanon sometimes on the same plate, as in a lunchtime mash-up of pan con tomate and flatbread with yogurt and za'atar.

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