Restaurant Reviews

Bask

April 27, 2015

Considering I work a block away, I am surprised it took me this long to eat at Bask. I will say I have been here for lunch before, but I only ordered a sandwich (Serrano ham sandwich) and I wasn’t thrilled about it. However, I decided not to review it because since they are a Spanish tapas place I felt it wouldn’t be fair to give them less than stellar reviews on something they aren’t known for. So, last Monday night Dennis and I stopped by for dinner (we did it right this time).

The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:

Winner.
The service was great (this was also true the first time I came in) and the food was great.

The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:

We waltzed in at around 6 and the place was practically empty. I highly suggest this since I usually see it quite busy. The place has various seats and can accommodate larger parties. The windows make it feel open even though the restaurant isn’t that big and the red decor makes it inviting. It’s a pretty casual place, but except some people to be slightly dressed up since they are usually coming from the financial district.

Hours
Mon – Thurs  11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm

Fri  11am – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm
Sat    5pm – 11pm
Closed Sunday

What we ate:

  • Sangria
  • Stuffed peppers ($12)
  • Paella royale ($26)
  • Spanish churros ($7)

Thoughts?

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I really didn’t like that the sangria came served with a straw in a wine glass, it just threw me off. But even with that aside, it was just okay.

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The stuffed peppers were amazing! Piquillo peppers stuffed with mashed potatoes and cod in a creamy sauce. The dish was just perfect… the cod added a punch of flavor and the sauce was just delectable. We had to ask for more bread to soak it all up.

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The paella was served with prawns, calamari, clams, mussels, chicken, chorizo, pork, bell peppers, peas and green olives. I really liked it because it wasn’t dry (the rice was actually rather juicy) and the flavors were on point. The seafood tasted fresh and I really liked that it was served in the pan that it was cooked in because I enjoyed picking off the semi-burnt pieces of rice that stuck to the bottom of the pan. I may be weird, but it tasted really good.

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The churros were stuffed with Bavarian cream and served with a chocolate dipping sauce. I liked the churros themselves (I especially liked that they were stuffed), but I didn’t care too much for the dipping sauce.

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