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10 Stuyvesant St. (Third Ave.) Send to Phone
A barrel-shaped wine bar grows in the East Village.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Barrel Restaurant Review

: When the interior of a restaurant is designed to look like the inside of a barrel (and the place is even called “The Barrel”), the bibulous diner has high expectations. And such is the case at this East Village restaurant and wine bar. The menu is loaded with affordable pan-European tapas dishes and many of them make for nice snacks while working your way through a wine menu that travels even further than the food menu---from Europe to Latin America to California. The fried cod fritters achieve that combination of crispy on the outside but gooey on the inside. Chicken liver comes topped with Marsala jelly and apple slices. Similarly, the prosciutto and semi-sweet sun-dried tomato flatbread achieves that fine balance between savory and saccharine. All the better to go with your wine.

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Romantic night with wonderful ambience and great food
by mingu725 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:33 am
I heard that their duck confit spaghetti is amazing, so decided to have dinner with my boyfriend there. It was a bit hard to find, so don't get lost everyone. It's next to Yokocho (which is next to the book store at the corner). I usually don't eat duck, but their duck confit spaghetti was absolutely delicious! I can eat it three times a day. Thanks to their check-in special, I could taste their pintxos and the shrimp was fresh, boosting my appetite for sure. We ordered two different red wines. One was the wine that we can taste at any other places (but was good enough), and the other one was so new to us! We really enjoyed it a lot. It's a beautiful place from both outside and inside, very cozy and romantic. Servers are also nice. It was such a lovely night and I'll visit again sometime soon. (The portion of food is a bit small. Be aware of that before you go!)
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