Jan 13 2018

Briciola, a wine bar


370 W 51st St
New York, NY 10019

Probably won’t return: food is so so and I need to lose weight and I don’t know how. This is how a country hicky goes to town -:) Very tight space on stools – the space won’t allow chairs. I was told, it was not a busy night – the kitchen staff have time with their phones.

Delicious wines: Super Tuscan and Pinot Nero, Chianti is lesser of the three but passable.

Decor: quite nice, exposed brick walls, woods, but the two white tile counters are hard on the eyes. And the surface isn’t completely flat which worries me the entire time that my glass is going to slip and fall. Nice stems, tho.

Now, food. Sardine in Saor – sardine on top of Polenta – I don’t the mesh – anchovy maybe. It reminds me the story way back during President Bush the kid time – the Hainan Island Incident: an US spy plane after collided with a one of Chinese planes. The Chinese pilot died (it didn’t have a parachute!) The Americans followed the other Chinese plane and forced to land in China. Make the story short, the local delicacy is fish head. And the army treated the self invited spies the fish head. I couldn’t remember which news outlet reported this but the didihead didn’t bother to do a little research and wrote that the spies were treated pretty badly, with only some fish heads. Hello… Oh well. For a person who loves fish and fish head, I didn’t like this one. Kind of yucky.

One bathroom – which can take time to get in.