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342 E. 46th St. (First & Second Aves.) Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Marichu Restaurant Review

: Tucked away near the UN, Marichu is New York’s first restaurant featuring Basque Spanish cuisine. Attentive owners, husband-and-wife team Teresa Barrenechea (author of The Basque Table), and Raynold von Samson have turned this small spot with a back garden into the premier taste venue for the traditional cuisine of the Basque country. Popular among the tapas is a tortilla de patata---a potato omelet. We recommend the endive salad: splayed on the plate like a sunburst, the endive is filled with tart, melted Cabrales cheese (a fabulous Spanish blue); orange slices are wedged in between and yogurt sauce is drizzled on top. For dinner, the broiled salmon with tomato-scallion vinaigrette, and the paella with chunks of chicken, filet mignon and chorizo sausage are all good choices. Marichu offers an incredible Spanish wine list with a wide selection of Riojas. Trust your server to guide you.
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