I met some of my closest buddies that I haven’t seen in months at a New York City bar called Jack’s Restaurant & Bar for happy hour.  It was a cozy place and a welcome escape from the heat outside.  We ordered some drinks and naturally, me and my girlfriend got hungry so we decided to order some bar food (called tapas).

The menu had a wide variety of bar food, from all American choices (wings, fries, etc.) to Asian inspired treats. The prices ranged from $9 to $11, which was not bad considering the area we were in. We ordered three “tapas” and they all came on one huge plate.  The top most dish going clockwise is the chipotle chicken wings with blue cheese dipping sauce, blue cornmeal fried calamari with spicy sweet dipping sauce, and the lamb curry & mint empanadas with chipotle aioli dipping sauce.

The meal was great, with the exception of the incredibly dry chicken wings. The crowd favorite was definitely the blue cornmeal calamari which was complimented very well with the sweet and spicy dipping sauce. Washing my food down with a cold bottle of Bud Light  did nothing but make the experience much better. If you are ever in the area, check out Jack’s Restaurant & Bar, but make sure you don’t get the wings.

147 W 40th street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 869-8300