What to Eat at Bar Sardine, Now Open and Serving a $10 Burger

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The Fedora Burger with smoked cheddar, crispy potatoes, cucumbers, and barbecue mayo. Photo: Melissa Hom

Last night, Gabriel Stulman opened Bar Sardine on West 10th Street the former home to Chez Sardine. As part of this restaurant redo, Stulman has ditched the Japanese concept in favor of a classic, all-American bar. Chef Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly's menu includes a nice mix of hearty and healthy foods: Cod fritters, arctic-char tartare, Gruyère grilled cheese with beer mustard, and, notably, a $10 burger with smoked Cheddar and barbecue mayo. Renovations include a bigger bar in the center of the room and a drink rail along the windows, where you can order cocktails like Supply & Demand Julep (with rye, peach, lemon, and mint), or choose from four different bottles of rosé. Take a look, straight ahead.

Bar Sardine

Deviled eggs with soy and black garlic.Photo: Melissa Hom


Bar Sardine

Market vegetables with basil aioli.Photo: Melissa Hom


Bar Sardine

Smoked bird rillette with picked beets, cornichons, and croutons.Photo: Melissa Hom


Bar Sardine

Much of the art is vintage and purchased on Etsy.Photo: Melissa Hom


Bar Sardine

Stulman made great use of the small space.Photo: Melissa Hom


Bar Sardine

Open-air drinking!Photo: Melissa Hom

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Bar Sardine, 183 West 10th St., 646.360.3705

Note: This weekend, Chez Sardine opens at noon, but starting Monday, the hours are noon to 2 a.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and noon to midnight, Sunday through Tuesday.