We didn’t think Bleecker Street could get any more authentically Spanish than that place that serves chips and salsa before your meal, but on Monday, it shall! Last night we got a sneak peak at the first NYC location of 100 Montaditos, a Spanish fast-casual chain that has 270 restaurants around Europe, Mexico and Colombia. (By sneak peak, we mean we were plied with free mugs of sangria and mini sandwiches.)
Believe it or not, we sometimes do venture into the thick of Bleecker Street — namely when we’re hot-footing it over to the Comedy Cellar, Le Poisson Rouge or IFC Center (heck, we’re headed to IFC tonight to see “The Manor,” a film produced by friend of B+B Laurie Gwen Shapiro). So we’re happy for a new pre-comedy/film/concert spot that offers up Spanish beer and wine and 100 varieties of thumb-sized sandwiches.
The deal here is: you order your sandwiches (all between $1 and $2.50) by filling out a checkbox sheet at the front counter, grab your clara (beer mixed with lemon-lime soda) or whatever else you’re drinking, take a seat in the front tavern or in the covered backyard, and then fetch your food when your name is called on a loudspeaker. The mini baguettes are baked to order in an open kitchen and the montaditos are available in savory flavors (Philly steak and chorizo, to name just one) as well as sweet (heavy cream, dulce de leche and almonds, to name another).
The resto is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m., and NYU kids, take note: every Wednesday, all montaditos, soft drinks and apps are $1 and all domestic beer and wine is $2.
100 Montaditos, 176 Bleecker Street, bet. Sullivan and MacDougal Sts.; (646) 719-1713