The barrels and signs in gothic font at Sala One Nine suggest a Medieval Spain exhibit in a children’s museum, and we’re fine with that. This place is shockingly large, romantically-lit, and realistically cavernous. It’s also a little more formal than some of your other tapas options - they have fancy meat platters, a long wine list, and servers who can help you figure out your order. We recommend this place for drinks and tapas after work in Flatiron, a date, or a group meal where people feel comfortable spending a bit.
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The NoMad Bar
Thanks to the prices, this casual(ish) bar in The NoMad hotel probably isn’t a place that you can afford to visit often. But when you do, eat dessert.
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El Quinto Pino
This restaurant/wine bar in Chelsea from the folks who brought you Tia Pol and Txikito delivers solid authentic Spanish eats, wine, and sangria.
Tia Pol is a Chelsea tapas spot that’s a great move for early-in-the-game dates. Have some sangria and some small plates.
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