Friday, March 30, 2012

Spanish Eatery 'La Vara' On Clinton Street Now Open

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(photo credit: Simmi Degnemark)
No doubt, LA VARA, the new Spanish restaurant that opened its doors yesterday at 268 Clinton Street, will be a great addition to Cobble Hill. Not only does the exterior renovation look great, but a glimpse at the menu reveals such great dishes Conejo En Escabeche (stuffed rabbit loin poached in sweet onion vinaigrette with prunes, olive, saffron), Cordero Al Ajo Cabañil (cumin roasted lamb breast, scallion, preserved lemon-date condiment), and Carabiñeros, imported spanish red shrimp a la plancha preserved lemon
The new neighborhood eatery is owned by Alex Raij and Eder Montero, who already opened Txikito and El Quinto Pino.
La Vara is located in the former space of Clinton Hill Café and more recently of Breuckelen, just steps away from Verandah Place. The façade has been tastefully renovated and the interior looks very inviting.
Incidentally, La Vara was also Spanish language weekly newspaper, published from 1922–1948 as a national Sephardi Jewish newspaper in the United States.
Was anyone at the grand opening yesterday?  How was it?

La Vara
268 Clinton St
Btwn Warren St & Verandah Pl
(check out the menu here)

*Thanks for sending along the photos, Simmi.

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Nick Angiolillo said...

beautiful renovation, lovely signage, and a great-looking menu. welcome to the neighborhood. i think i'll go tomorrow night. i hope they do a brunch someday!

Carol Gardens said...

No menu in the window. Anyone know the range of prices? I'll go in and look at it next time I walk by and they are open. Anyone who eats there, report back!

The Gingi said...

I was there Saturday night. The food and service were great.

The place was packed and the staff did not have a good handle whatsoever on what the wait would be. Still, that's to be expected at a new place and we had a good time (and good appetizers) at the bar. The bartender - a large scruffy guy - was friendly and helpful.

The food isn't cheap. What appear to be the main courses, which are priced like main courses, are actually more "small plates."