Lena at Mercado Little Spain


Photo: Cititour.com

Lena at Mercado Little Spain

Photo: Cititour.com

Contact Info:

Address: 10 Hudson Yards
City: New York, NY
Zip: 10001
map: View the Map
Phone: (646) 495-1242
Website: https://www.littlespain.com/restaurant/lena/

Food Info:

Menu: View the Menu
Cuisine: Spanish
Payment: Accepts Credit Cards


Lena is a true gem. It is one of two standalone restaurants by Chef Jose Andres and his team at Mercado Little Spain that relies solely on fire. Wood-smoked meats are the stars with Catalan-style sausages with crunchy white beans, and grilled quail with romesco sauce. Even the oysters get a turn at the grill. Every imaginable part of the pig is offered, from the secret "butcher's cut" skirt steak to tender cheek served with olive oil mashed potatoes. A whole suckling pig for groups of six or more is also available for about five hundred dollars. Other dishes include a Spanish potato omelette, steamed mussels in Manzanilla wine and a whole grilled lobster along with grilled artichokes and asparagus. Wines are sold by the glass or parron, a glass pitcher that when tilted sends a stream of wine into the user's mouth. It's quite festive, as is the space with over-sized lamps as red as sangria, curvy red chairs and beaded curtains.

- Thomas Rafael