Bazaar Love Affair: Why Diners Love The Bazaar by José Andrés

Tapas-at-The-Bazaar-by-Jose-AndresThe not-so-secret secret is out. The Bazaar by José Andrés is a resounding success. Decidedly different than many restaurants, The Bazaar eschews entrees and appetizers for an all-tapas menu. It received four stars from The Los Angeles Times and was recently named “Restaurant of the Year” by Esquire. The Bazaar by José Andrés was also a winner of OpenTable’s 2009 Diners’ Choice Awards in the Fit for Foodies category.

This week, The Wall Street Journal looks at this year-old sensation and wonders if Mr. Andrés has figured out the future of restaurants, comparing some of his tactics with those of other high-profile restaurateurs. What makes this standout, well, stand out? Is it the small plates? The location? The bustling bar scene? The open floor plan? The break with tradition? Learn what The Journal thinks — and what Andrés’s peers, including Joseph Bastianich, do, too.