In the beginning, there was Lamano, the tapas restaurant that opened in Chelsea in early 2017. Neighborhood denizens saw that it was good, and so did the critics. And now the Jorge Guzman Hospitality Group behind the restaurant, has opened a second Lamano, in the West Village.
Like the parent, Lamano, Jr. will feature suckling pig among its signature offerings, here paired with roasted heirloom beets and a huckleberry jus. A strip steak with potatoes and a cabrales cheese crema is also on the menu, as is beer-poached octopus with fingerling potatoes, olive oil, and pimenton.
Signature cocktails include El betis, which blends white vermouth with cucumber juice and pepper, and a curiosity given as “sherry cobbler”: fino sherry, Pedro Ximenez sherry, pina gomme, and citrus.
The restaurant has an industrial yet modern design with reclaimed wood, black walls, and neon and Spanish accents.
Lamano is open Monday seven days for dinner. Starting June, lunch will be offered Monday through Friday, with brunch on weekends. The restaurant has a happy hour daily from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Lamano, 39 Christopher Street 212-243-3200.