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Bar Jamón

125 E. 17th St., New York, NY, 10003
at Irving Pl.
212-253-2773

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

78% would go back.

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Slice of spain

By ellaryan on 6/21/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Excellent experience! We went on a Tuesday night around 8pm. It was very busy but after waiting a while at the bar with a bottle of rose the guy working there tipped us off when a seat was about to become available. Even though it seems chaotic he somehow quietly enforces some sort of queue. The atmosphere feels just like Spain.. bustling with people, great wine and tasty bites. We felt like having a rose wine but with little experience in Spanish rosada we choose a safe Grenache. I guess they also thought we chose too conservatively and we were treated to a tasting of two of the others on offer, both of which were surprisingly unusual and complex. I'm already looking forward to coming back and getting a bottle of the Lopez de Heredia! We were well looked after, well fed and definitely well wined! Come in a group of 3 or less and don't miss out on an after dinner sherry..

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63 out of 123 people found this review helpful.

Might I buy a glass of wine?

By Jimmy52 on 2/15/2011

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

It was St. Valentines day, and I was fresh from brining my woman to Placido Domingo's show at Lincoln Center. Stopped by at an empty Bar Jamon and was told "Thanks but no thanks". Charming.

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62 out of 125 people found this review helpful.

Might I buy a glass of wine?

By Jimmy52 on 2/15/2011

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

It was St. Valentines day, and I was fresh from brining my woman to Placido Domingo's show at Lincoln Center. Stopped by at an empty Bar Jamon and was told "Thanks but no thanks". Charming.

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63 out of 134 people found this review helpful.

Cozy Place,Great Wine

By Mercy on 2/5/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: (NA)
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Stopped in here after Fuerzabruta and could barely get through the door. The large mirror in the back- which is only really 5 feet away from the door- is quite decieving. We had to leave and returned some time later to find a spot at the counter in the front. No seats, but there were hooks for our coats! The waiter/bar tender recommended a red wine upon request,Prieto I believe it was called, and it was perfect. Not too dry. $16 for a glass and a half...the background music was good and the food smelled delish, though we didn't have any! I will go back for some Iberia ham!

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95 out of 193 people found this review helpful.

The review of a Spanish

By Ramon on 10/11/2006

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went to Bar Jamon some weeks ago. It was so amazing for a Spanish to find a bar like this one. It was like a return to my country, Spain. In Spain, almost every bar has a wide selection of cured hams, from serrano to iberian. The serrano ham (from white pigs) is what almost every non European Union citizen can consume. For the iberian one (from iberian pigs) you have to wait some months. I think you can pre-order them in latienda.com (http://www.tienda.com/indepth/jamoniberico.html), but it is very expensive compared with the main Spanish Iberian Hams shops, such as Ibergour.com (http://www.ibergour.com). Unfortunately for me, if the world discover the finest of all hams, its price will raise too much for my pocket. It's better than caviar, in my honest opinion.

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427 out of 916 people found this review helpful.

ham and cheese

By emily1 on 10/14/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Not only is the Iberian ham to die for, the sardines en escabeche, olives, and other delicacies are perfect for the early meeting or the late night love affair. The wine list is impeccable and the sommelier is more than fluent in his passionate descriptions. Have the aged manchego, sip on a delicate wine, and fall in love all over again.

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459 out of 933 people found this review helpful.

Fabulous!

By Brige on 8/25/2004

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is great for its extensive wine list and hip atmosphere. It is great to go with work-friends or a date.

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392 out of 820 people found this review helpful.

A slice of Madrid in NYC

By battousai on 3/31/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

A very respectful effort put forth by the Batali battalion spinning off a Spanish wine bar. Thank heavens this wine bar's wine list is sensibly priced unlike a lot of overindulgent wine bars that persist in NYC. With the wonderfully complementary tapas menu, you're not going anywhere for awhile until you've had a bottle or two of Rioja and Ribera del Duero with sliced Iberian ham, smoked sardines, and olives to soak it all down!

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Bar Jamon - Unique-Almost Authentic

By hgbancroft on 1/11/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great and authentic atmosphere. Service is exceptional ! Lot's of wine and food knowledge. However - my 16 plus years of living in Spain did not prepare me to 'relate' to 75% of the food served. None the less - a great effort - which knowing the Batali - Bastianich model - will only get better!

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