Karina de Marco couldn't find a restaurant in New York that she felt captured the true experience and authentic cuisine of her native Argentina, so she decided to open her own restaurant featuring the grilled meats that Argentina made famous. A first-time restauranteur, De Marco combines her passion for Argentine cuisine with her strong business acumen. With the restaurant Buenos Aires, she brings a piece of her native city to New York. Her goal is to offer quality food at reasonable prices in a charmingwarm and homey atmosphere.
The dining room is warmly lit and inviting, with exposed brick and walls painted in earthy tones of terra cotta and cream, hardwood floors, dark wood chairs and tables and dark wood framed mirrors. Argentina is evoked with black and white photographs of traditional scenes of the city of Buenos Aires; a cowhide seating area in the back of the dining room; and a display of Argentine wines behind the bar. Argentinean tunes and cool international sounds will add to the authentic Buenos Aires vibe. And in warm weather, diners can enjoy dinner on the outdoor garden patio.
"Prices on steaks, salads and pasta dishes are economical, service couldn't be sweeter, and the crowd exudes international panache."
"Add a round of what will soon be known as the city's best empanadas, a vast selection of Argentine wines and beeres... & you'll soon be wondering where Argentina's been all your life"
"Gothamist recomends doing as the Argentines do, selecting one of the malbec varietals off the restaurant's thorough wine list, enjoying a well-grilled steak & finishing the night with a
crepe with dulce de leche, the nation's
"Excellent steaks served Argentinian style along with great wines from Mendoza and further points afield make this East Village treasure shine. You might just think your free-range
steak wandered in from the Pampas, so
fresh is the beef here."
"Their decadent, garlicky chimichurri sauce is over the top and blends exquisitely with carnivorous offerings like the seared churrasco, lemony grilled chicken, empanadas, homemade chorizo and sweatbreads."
Best Steak House Alternative
"Hell, I'd pay a visit to taste those floppy brown fries, drenched in the house chimichurri"
"Buenos Aires is a steakhouse in the Argentine tradition, and that seems to make the difference. It's full every night, pleasing local crowds with affordable beef and a friendly informal atmosphere"
"A 'classy new addition' to the East Village, this pequero Argentinean proffers 'hefty' servings of 'flavourful' grilled meats and 'enticin empanadas' paired with 'affordable Malbecs'""
"This carnivore's playground, where meats may come with a side of meat (a jumbo slab of skirt steak comes with blood sausage!)"
"Myriad cuts of Argentine-style grass-fed beef. You probably won't find a better inexpensive steak-fries"