If you’re anything like us when the temperature drops in New York City and the winter sets in, you immediately begin dreaming of far-flung European getaways––more specifically, to Spain.
However, thanks to the ever-talented duo of Joe Campanale, a seasoned wine expert, and Ilyssa Satter, a creative director, no flights are necessary. In the heart of Brooklyn, a Spanish culinary haven has emerged from the synergy of these two: Bar Vinazo. With shared credits in beloved concepts LaLou and Fausto, Bar Vinazo is their inaugural venture under their joint hospitality group, Partner Hospitality.
The intimate dining room is ideal for enjoying time with friends and partners over drinks and dishes. White-washed brick walls and minimalist warm-toned light fixtures set the tone for a cozy experience. A long, wood-paneled bar takes up the length of the right side of the dining room, with cubbies illuminating all sorts of Spanish spirits and liqueurs. Outside, an expansive patio boasts ivy-covered walls, potted greenery, and ample sunlight.
At the helm of the kitchen is Chef Silvia García-Nevado, whose Barcelona origins and Brooklyn upbringing infuse Bar Vinazo’s menu with an authentic Spanish spirit.
Dinner favorites such as the Cinco Jotas jamón carving station, Galicían conserves, seafood fideuà, and pollo en pepitoria pay homage to Chef Silvia’s familial recipes and showcase her profound connection to the country’s ingredients.
Focused on traditional bocadillos, conservas, ensaladas, pica picas, and an extensive vermouth selection, the Catalán-inspired lunch menu offered during the spring and summer months captures the essence of Spain’s regional flavors.
Joe Campanale, driven by a long-standing desire to open a Spanish wine bar, has curated an exceptional beverage program. The wine selection is exclusively Spanish, featuring organic and biodynamic grapes with a focus on indigenous varieties. Housed in a stunning floor-to-ceiling wine “cellar”––guests can admire the glass-enclosed, diverse collection on their way out to the back patio––150 bottle options and 15 by-the-glass options spotlight a new wave of Spanish producers embracing native grapes.
The cocktail program seamlessly integrates Spanish ingredients and liquors, with a special emphasis on the iconic gin and tonic culture prevalent in Spain. A substantial sherry and vermouth selection adds depth, further weaving the rich tapestry of Spanish culture into the culture of Park Slope.
Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn
Address: 158 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Cuisine: Spanish wine & tapas bar
Price Point: $
Takes Reservations: Yes – via Resy
The vibe: Sleek wood elements, jamón ibérico prominently displayed on the bar, and a floor-to-ceiling wine “cellar” instantly transport diners to the “bar-restaurantes” of Spain.
Our favorite thing on the menu: Chef recently added Fabada to the dinner menu––a hearty white bean stew with pork belly, morcilla, and chorizo––which is just what you want to eat on a cold night.
The attire: Smart casual
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner: Dinner: Tuesday to Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Saturday: 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Lunch: Will resume in the springtime