Foodies have reason to migrate north with the recent opening of Casa Pomona, located at 507 Columbus Avenue between 84th and 85th Streets, a Spanish restaurant serving up a variety of traditional tapas made from seasonal ingredients plucked from Hudson Valley farms.
Touted restaurateur Sid Gupta (of Pappardella, Village Pourhouse, Hudson Terrace and Little Town fame) has joined gastronomic forces with Marion Maur, a vet of Sushi Samba whose success stems from Woodstock, N.Y., and Executive Chef Jodi Bernhard, who’s hot off of a two-year stint with Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant in Connecticut.
Industrial chic blends harmoniously with rustic comfort within the walls, which are lined with artwork from local artisans. Diners enjoy their fare on rough-hewed wooden tabletops, while singles sip from one of the many gin-and-tonic libations at the metal-topped bar.
Their tapas (don’t miss the patatas bravas, featuring duck fat-fried potatoes with a spicy tomato sauce and aioli) are just as order-worthy as their main meals (splurge for the grilled hanger steak, which sits in a bed of oyster mushrooms, Swiss chard a la plancha and onion marmalade) with an exquisite wine list and knowledgeable staff to help with pairings.
The rotating menu of tiered tapas and entrees will soon be adding several exciting additions, including a brunch menu set to launch this weekend, a Kid’s Prix Fixe menu (complete with milk and cookies!), fantastic happy hour specials which include free tapas, and wallet-friendly weekly prix fixe specials.
– Brittny Drye
507 Columbus Avenue
Btw. 84th and 85th Street