Sergi Arola Gastro
Concierge.com's insider take:
Sergi Arola Gastro's minimalist dining room has just six tables and offers only three fixed-price dinner menus (ranging from $150 to $230), plus a more affordable lunch menu. Sergi Arola (an alumnus of the kitchens of Ferran Adrià and Pierre Gagnaire) is a proponent of traditional Catalonian and Mediterranean cuisine. Nothing is superfluous, flavors are authentic, and the raw material is seasonal and nearly always locally sourced. Dishes include starters such as Jerusalem artichoke with truffled poultry and mascarpone, mains such as red mullet with sautéed beans and peas with black pudding and a veil of Iberian ham, and desserts that include an airy, light passion-fruit soufflé with mint ice cream. An economical taste of Arola's cuisine can be had at the cocktail bar downstairs, which serves a selection of tapas, including his famed take on patatas bravas.—Guy Fiorita
Open Mondays through Fridays 2 to 3:30 pm and 9 to 11:30 pm, Saturdays 9 to 11:30 pm.