Venue Spotlight: Huertas

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More than a few modern tapas bars have opened across New York in the last few years -- but Huertas stands head and shoulders above the rest. A full-fledged restaurant, it's an equally great place to swing by for a slice of tortilla and a Spanish beer, or a many-course meal you won't soon forget. Here's why we love Huertas. 

The happy hour. The 5-7pm happy hour offers incredible deals -- $4 beer and $5 wine, the $12 "Can and Conserva" (can of beer, can of preserved fish), the $12 "Recession Special" (two Basque dogs and a Miller High Life). 

The tasting menu. On the other end of the spectrum, settle in at a table and opt for "Nuestros Manos" ("Our Hands") -- for $65 per person Tuesday through Saturday, and $48 per person Sunday and Monday nights, the kitchen will turn out a progression of 8-10 dishes, many off-menu, tailored to your liking. A recent visit saw incredible conservas and a massive lamb shoulder alongside half a dozen other delicious bites. 

The drinks. The list at Huertas spans the world of Spanish drinking, from a housemade vermouth (vermouth and soda is extremely popular in Spain) to the country's excellent ciders, a gin and tonic on tap. "Refrescos," low-proof highballs, are another nod to the country's drinking traditions; the wine list also encompasses Spain's standout wine regions. 

The service. Like several other Manhattan restaurants, Huertas recently switched to a "Gratuity Included" system -- the tip is built into the menu prices, thus there's no need to add a gratuity at the end. In our experience, the service, warm and attentive, hasn't suffered one bit. 

[Photo: Huertas]

 

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