Chef Einat Admony, the woman behind the great Balaboosta and Taim, has now opened the new West Village spot, Bar Bolonat. I stopped in last week and it's pretty darn great. She has hit the trifecta, three delectable winners.
The Jerusalem bagel ($6) comes with housemade za'atar and olive oil and is delicious. Green fatush ($11), arugula, herbs, cucumber, feta, lavash, and mint vinaigrette is refreshing.
Hudson Street Kibbeh ($15), bulgur "teardrops" stuffed with spiced beef, pinenuts, and a preserved lemon sauce, could have used some more flavor and spice. Grilled dorade ($28) with kale, Littleneck clam, and green harissa, was fine and dandy, nothing too crazy.
But, the dish that blew me away, was the Shrimp in Yemenite Curry ($16). Tasty shrimp served with coconut milk, schug, malawah, and cilantro. This dish packed so much flavor, sweet, spicy, sour notes, it was a melody of deliciousness in my mouth. Pure Magic.
Bar Bolonat was busy on a Friday night, as you would expect at a new spot in the West Village. But, it will be busy for years to come too, cause it's just a great spot. A magical night awaits.
611 Hudson St. (and 12th St.)
New York, NY 10014