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Bar Rique
Bar Rique
  • Address:
    103 West 70th Street
    New York, NY 10023
    Upper West Side
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: $30 and under

Bar Rique Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barriquenyc.com
  • Email: info@barriquenyc.com
  • Phone: (646) 596-9700
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
    Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Columbus Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the local street.
A word from Bar Rique
Bar Rique offers a wide variety of wines from around the world in addition to professionally tailored cocktails and spirits. Our food is expertly prepared tapas and entrees in the traditional Spanish preparation.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was my 3rd visit. I love the decor and the food is great. It's cozy and fun!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is nice and cozy and has an awesome enclosed outdoor space in the rear. It's also in a fabulous location. Love tapas!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Loved this place! Great atmosphere! We ate in the heated patio and it was such a pleasure back there! Food was great! Especially the tuna and the fries. Service couldn't have been better! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "$7 happy hour but with limits food options Regular menu has tasty options great for sharing. Servers are polite but service is a bit slow"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The food was terrible and the wine list was very minimal. Tried several different glasses but hard to find one that was good. Service was not great although waiters was very nice. Menu and chef need to be updated."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The seating was uncomfortable for my husband and me. The chairs and tables are so tall that we struggled to feel comfortable to relax to eat. That is a shame because the food was delicious and the service was great. We had the fish tacos, the pulled pork sliders and the cocktail size paella. The wine list is extensive and we were satisfied with the Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio that we ordered. There appears to be garden seating in the back of the long, narrow restaurant with normal size tables and chairs but it was pouring rain when we went so that wouldn't have been an option. Maybe we will check that out if we go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "First time at Bar Rique. Fantastic experience. Excellent service. Variety Tapas inspired menu. My friend and I sat in the back room. Ambiance of the back area would be perfect for one's romantic evening, conversation. The front of the bar, sitting area is more vibrant with music overhead. Great experience, good prices. Will be back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "New restaurant with a friendly staff and good but different menu. Great for pre-Lincoln Center. Will be back for sure. The burger bites were great and the empandas were delicious."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner here before a performance at the Met. My husband never had tapas before and the last time I had was in Spain. The food is OUTRAGEOUS! The bacon-wrapped dates were divine (we had 2 orders) and the fish tacos so delicious! We had requested our sirloin/kobe beef sliders without cheese but they arrived with. Literally, in a blink of an eye, the correct order was on our table. The sangria was so good - it didn't last long enough! Our waiter Sean was wonderful and all his suggestions were great! He didn't hover; however, he always made sure we were more than happy with our orders and our water was always replenished. We plan on coming back and will request Sean's section in the restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "what a great find! a cozy romantic tapas bar with really good food and an impressive wine list! since it was tapas, our table of 4 had a big assortment: excellent lamb chops, garlicky hummus, fried artichokes, a lovely brie and ham crostini, etc. the service is lovely, and the manager is very knowledgable about wine. I can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great service- very friendly. It is an Americanized version of Tapas, byt we enjoyed everything we ordered. Nice enclosed back yard."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was good as was the service, but just don't run into the owner as he is not a kind person at all. Nevertheless I would go back in order to allow the owner to redeem himself. One more thing though, if this restaurant has only been open 10 weeks how can their reviews go back as far as November 2013, hmmmm. That is very interesting. I and many others rely on opentable reviews so just wondering."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "A great add to the UWS. You walk down into the space and its as you would expect - a narrow, soft lit space with some seating and a bar with lots or energy. The patio in back is very mellow and if you get there early enough, bright and cheery. The wine list is a gem. $8-12 gets you a really good glass of wine. $45 gets you a well chosen bottle that you have probably never heard of before. They also have a well curated "library" list. The menu is a nice surprise as well. Its a combination standard "tapas" menu with some thoughtful and well done french and American favorites. Plus, they have several "full plate" dinners that all looked quite great. The service was friendly and professional. They really do go out of their way to please."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The menu is interesting but they need a few more items. Also they should have some good bread to start the meal, similar to their sister restaurants."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "this place is super every time i go . becoming a regular.. they are SO hospitable. food delish"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "bar rique is a lovely spot with inviting decor, interesting, well cooked and presented tapas and other spanish dishes and a friendly atmosphere. what more could you want? $$$ adds up too quickly, but its worth it paying for such tasty food."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great small plates with a few full plates on the menu. Wonderful wine selection, and the sangria was over the top!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great place for a romantic evening with awesome food and excellent service!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, food was not spectacular but some menu items were better than others. Tapas was the way to go, not too extensive of a wine list. Nice server but didn't seem to know the menu too well. Decent spot if you want to stay local but I've been to better in the area."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place was good regarding the food and ambiance. Unfortunately, our service was less than stellar. One dish never arrived, then my date asked for more bread. That also never arrived. I would have said something and disputed the bill but I was on a first date so it wasn't worth breaking the vibe for $20. Not sure if I'll go back or not. Maybe..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I really enjoyed spending Valentine's Day here! The host was more than willing to accommodate me when I asked to be seated in the couch area. The entire staff was extremely friendly. As I waited for my date at the bar, I made friends with incredible bar tender, Philipe while sipping on a glass of refreshing prosecco. The food was delicious and my date and I had the most wonderly romantic evening! I highly recommend this place!!! Exactly what the upper west side needed. It's very comfortable, very cool and very relaxed!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Go .. a great neighbor spot with flavorful food and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Had dinner with a girlfriend on a Thursday night - not very crowded given the poor weather. The wine and tapas dishes were great as was the chocolate/peanut butter dessert we shared (yum!) Highly recommend the fried artichokes (light and crispy), short ribs, and lamb meatballs; not sure if I'd order the chicken empanadas again since there were some other things on the menu I'd like to try. Our server was lovely and the owners were hanging about ensuring all the diners were taken care of. I'll definitely be back - right for the price and neighborhood!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I liked the layout and feel of this place. The tapas were an eclectic mix of dishes, some with a Brazilian twist. The sangria was delicious as well. Service was very attentive and we'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great spot for casual romantic night out. Attentive servers, broad variety of Tapas choices, and tasty stuff. Our variety platter of empanadas were served less-than-hot, and when we mentioned this, they brought out hot ones and gave an extra portion so that we could taste what we might have missed. Nice touch. We enjoyed ourselves at Bar Rique."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We had 4 plates of tapas, shared one flan and had 3 glasses of wine for over $100. The size of tapas were quite small. For the price, they could have given a little more food - wouldn't have cost much more. Generally, food was somewhat bland. The flan was very dense - which was a surprise, as they are usually lighter and fluffier. We liked it in an odd way, but weren't sure if it was intentionally made denser. Seating area in the back is nice, but there is no music and lacks ambience. Front area is nicer. We ate here before the ballet, so it was quick and convenient, but I would most likely find another place next time. Good, friendly service, though."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My date and I had a great time. It was pretty quiet, most likely due to the extremely cold weather outside. The bartender was friendly, the waitstaff attentive and the food was great. We'd definitely come back again."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "A much needed addition to the Lincoln Center restaurant offerings."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "service so accomodating.. so comfortable. so delicious. cozy and fun. go !"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Bar Rique has excellent food, outstanding service, and terrific wine. It's not too noisy or crowded. It's such a pleasure to be there that I went back 2 Saturday nights in a row. Unlike a nearby Tapas restaurant Andanada the service was impeccable and the noise level was good. At Andanada I can't hear myself speak, and the wait staff was curt and late in seating us - even putting another couple before us because they were allegedly "older" than my friend and I (who had made reservations). So, Bar Rique, you won my vote for neighborhood Tapas in a delightful upbeat setting. Fellow foodies, please frequent Bar Rique so we can keep this neighborhood gem in business!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "New Spanish tapas restaurant has delicious food. The fried artichokes with a yogurt dipping sauce, divine! My fish was delicious, a chicken dish also excellent with nice side dishes. We were guided by the maitre'd to select a nice light bodied red wine which was excellent and not too expensive. We sat in the back dining area which has nice ambiance. Staff are helpful and we enjoyed meeting the owner who was most hospitible, along with the waitstaff and maitre'd. We would definitely return, I'd repeat the artichoke dish and branch out to experience other new goodies on the menu. The burgers look sublime."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "loved the ambiance and the gracious welcome, because of it;s nascent quality the service was a little slow"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We went there in late December and were pleasantly surprised. The paella was top notch. The tapas were great as well. Will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I say shooting star about Park West because though it is a great dining expereince, we got word that it is closing. We were there on Saturday night. The restaurant was packed, but the 8 months open has been too much to support those times when it isn't busy enough. Each time there has been better than the time before. It is sad that the restaurant will not flourish as is star it is. Food and servvice were excellent. Park west was marvelous while it lasted, a fleeting gem."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "A warm and friendly staff, an oasis in a busy area. Try it, you'll like it!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "I needed place to eat with my wife and 2 kids. I searched Open Table for suggestions. Found this very nice little neighborhood place where we were able to grab brunch. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly and attentive. I would definitely visit again."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We happened upon this place one night right after they opened. It is tucked in off of 70th and Columbus - almost easy to walk right by. So glad we didn't. The decor is nice without being over the top or overly dramatic. They people who work there are so friendly and alway welcome you in as if they really know you. Food is off the charts! We have, at this point, tried almost everything on the menu and have yet to be disappointed. Make sure to stop in - you won't be sorry!!"
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "We recently had dinner w/ friends at Park West and we had no expectations - but it was actually quite delicious and excellent service. We really hope that the neighborhood supports this tiny gem. We had great burgers and short ribs. The mac and cheese appetizer was delicious too."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Very friendly, professional and attentive service...mediocre food."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "A friendly greeting, choice of tables inside or on covered patio, good wine list, interesting and well prepared dishes, caring and attentive staff who make sure that everything is right and promptly correct issues to the customer's satisfaction - what more can one want in a neighborhood restaurant?"
    Dined on 11/16/2013