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344 Bowery St. (Great Jones St.) Send to Phone
212-979-6606 | Menu
It's a perpetual party at this popular Lower East Side Spanish tapas spot.

Dinner nightly
Open late
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Sala Restaurant Review

: With shutters, distressed brick walls, rude wooden floors and an open kitchen, it's clear that a movie set designer created Sala to echo a simple, lived-in restaurant in Madrid---and the hacienda ambience succeeds admirably. Up front is a long wooden bar that has become the meeting ground for attractive young things who don't mind being jostled by the throngs while sipping their sangrĂ­as. Sala does good Segovia-style roast lamb, loads of tapas-style items sold by the piece, satisfying gazpacho and a nice rib-eye with roasted garlic butter. Also located (Sala One Nine) at 35 W. 19th St., 212-229-2300.
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