A new Basque restaurant is set to bring house-made vermouth and cider on tap to the former L’asso EV space by the end of the month. Seating 75, Huertas will feature a pintxos (Basque tapas) bar in the front and tables for a four-course, $52 “menu del dia” in the back.
“I also don’t think we have enough great Spanish food here in New York yet,” he said (no offense to those other newcomers: Cata on the Lower East Side, Donostia in the East Village, and El Born in Greenpoint). “I want to introduce New Yorkers to a cuisine that’s not exotic but still largely unfamiliar to them.”
Huertas is expected to open April 22 at 107 First Avenue, between East Sixth and Seventh Streets. You can see a sample menu on its website.