Bar Artisanal (Opening Tomorrow) and 675 Bar Launch With A-list Parties


Terrance Brennans new one, Bar Artisanal, and Steve Hansons latest, 675 Bar, will be the places to be during the Tribeca Film Festival. 675 Bar will host after-parties for Wonderful World (starring Matthew Broderick), The Girlfriend Experience (Steven Soderberghs new flick), and Moon, while Bar Artisanal has snagged the after-party for Spike Lees documentary Kobe Doin Work and Carlos Y Tu Mama Tambien Cuarons Rudo y Cursi. If youre not on the list for these ftes, youll have a chance to check out Bar Artisanal when it opens for dinner tomorrow at 5 p.m. (lunch and brunch will soon follow).

Youll recall Terrance Brennan told us about his Artisanal spinoff some time ago. PR is now calling it a barstro, i.e. a cross between a bistro and a bar. Not sure if we can get behind that, but we can certainly get behind the bar du fromage serving artisanal cheeses and
charcuterie, plus a wood-fired oven turning out French-style pizzas (pissaladieres) such as sheeps milk ricotta, fava beans, and mint pesto. Among the $20-and-under plates: warm carpaccio Black Angus with truffle dressing; stuffed skate with leeks and daube sauce; cod, potato, chorizo served with parsley pistou; and a menu du burgers including a lamb burger with goat-cheese fondue. Your reservation number: 212-925-1600.

Bar Artisanal, 268 W. Broadway, nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-925-1600