Open late Fri.-Sat.
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Navarre Restaurant Review: Simplicity is the key word at Navarre. Located in the thick of Northeast 28th Avenue’s restaurant row, the chefs here are supplied by a nearby CSA (47th Avenue Farms), creating each week’s menu once they see what produce is delivered. Large and small plates feature predominantly Italian, French and Spanish influences. The daily menu arrives on a clipboard, diners mark off their choices, and the order is whisked to the kitchen to be prepared. Mains range from crab cakes to trout baked in parchment, to endive with cream, steamed greens, sweet-and-sour lentils, radishes and butter, and even a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Dishes sometimes arrive a bit willy-nilly, so this place isn’t a good choice for those committed to eating a meal in any particular order. The exception is dessert, such as a free-form fruit tart, which is delivered as expected at the meal's conclusion. The kitchen also runs out of dishes frequently, but diners with a sense of adventure should find much to explore and enjoy. More than 50 wines by the glass are available.