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The Lamb Burger at Bar Artisanal

Note: Bar Artisanal closed in mid-2010 after a brief, ill-fated Spanish-themed do-over. After a re-vamp, it is now the Mexican restaurant Pelea.


I don’t usually post so many times about the same restaurant, but Bar Artisanal is right next to the subway station I use every day, so I have an excuse to keep exploring the menu there.

The lamb burger ($16) has a terrific goat cheese center. I’d probably rate it a tie with the Classic Burger (reviewed previously), except that I wasn’t at all fond of the chickpea fries that come with it. I give Chef Brennan credit for trying something different: no one would have considered themselves cheated if it came with regular fries. But the regular fries are indeed better.

Bar Artisanal (268 West Broadway at Sixth Avenue, TriBeCa)

Reader Comments (2)

It's interesting that you credit Chef Brennan with "trying something new" with the chickpea fries.

In fact, an IDENTICAL lamburger was served with IDENTICAL chickpea fries at The Inn at Little West 12th when it was briefly open the year before last.

It's strange that a chef as accomplished as Brennan would swipe a dish.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSneakeater

One never knows: there could be some third place that they both cribbed it from. Or maybe one of his sous-chefs who had worked there pitched the idea to Brennan, who decided he liked it.

June 4, 2009 | Registered CommenterMarc Shepherd

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