Ortzi

Jose Garces’s Latest is One Reason to Brave Times Square

Basque-Inspired Tapas and Libations in the LUMA

By Ilana Dadras ·
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Today, we’ve got for you a solid reason to plan a night in and/or near Times Square.

Wait, don’t leave.

...Jose Garces is the reason.

His place is called Ortzi. It’s a spacious, sleek restaurant tucked into the LUMA Hotel, and you’ll have to brave a fair amount of electronic commercialism to get there. But it’ll all be worth it. It’s open now for all your pre-theater dining needs.

This is the Beard-winner’s second opening in our fine city (Amada is the other), and what he’s orchestrating here is Basque country-inspired dishes prepared in various Basque country-inspired styles served alongside Basque country-hailing wines and cocktails—all in a crisp, modern, blonde space.

There will be pitchers of Txakoli and sidra, for instance. Terracotta pots (cazuelas, in this case) will brim with pork ribs, black bean stew and guindilla peppers. There will be crudos and conservas like braised octopus with garlic and pimentón. Check the menu for more on that, or plan on springing for the tasting menu. Good place to trust with that kind of thing.

And now, to the slideshow: for drinks, food and visual proof of the place’s existence.

Ilana Dadras passes her days writing about good food, talking about good food and consuming good food. Occasionally doing other things, too.

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Ortzi
at the LUMA Hotel Times Square
120 W 41st St
(between Broadway and 6th)
New York, NY 10036
212-730-8900
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