As sexy as its island namesake, this hot spot buzzes with Mediterranean bites and airy, clean-edged design.
It's easy to fall for hip, sophisticated Ibiza. Blond French doors enclose the sky-tinted interior that features a bustling open kitchen, tableside cocktail carts and flickering candles. Epicures of all ages flood this midtown food and wine bar for the sensuous but judiciously priced menu and intriguing wines marked scandalously low.
Chef Charles Clark's benchmark choices set the tone for success. Favorite appetizers include the foie gras and a crab bisque that warms the soul. Delicate sea bass slathered in mango chutney is doused in Rioja wine broth with delicious effect. Desserts are rotated seasonally, so allow your server to flaunt the day's selections.
Ibiza features Spanish Sundays with paella and sangria served beginning at 5 p.m. Two people minimum for the paella and call ahead to order.
Forgot your shades for the patio? Borrow a pair from Ibiza's collection, on display.
- Chef Charles Clark competed against Mario Batali on Food Network's Iron Chef (2007).
- Included on Food & Wine's The Go List for Best Wine Experience, featuring the 376 hottest restaurants around the world (2006).
- Included on Travel + Leisure's list of the Best New American Restaurants (2004).
- Charles Clark featured as an "engaging young chef" in Wine Spectator (2004).
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