Best Tapas Restaurants - Downtown, NYC
More and more, the Lower Manhattan restaurant scene reflects the ethnic diversity that is New York. Spanish tapas in Downtown Manhattan, NYC is becoming a staple in our multi-cultural city.
Gato - Noho
When one thinks of Iron Chef Bobby Flay, tapas is not something that you would normally associate with the renowned Food Network star.
But the creative Mr. Flay is always looking for new culinary worlds to conquer, so it really should come as no surprise that this talented chef would want to place his own distinctive signature on the New York tapas dining scene.
Gato is Bobby Flay's very personal take on Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on small plates. In Spanish, the word Gato means cat and there is an interesting story behind the name of the restaurant.
The name Gato was inspired by a stray orange colored cat that came up to Bobby, on Lafayette Street, while he was waiting for a real estate broker to show him the space for the first time. This mysterious cat, who disappeared soon after first meeting Bobby, made quite an impression on the chef.
In fact, soon after, Bobby and his family acquired a beautiful Maine Coon cat, named Nacho, who has become the official "face" of Gato.
As a proud native New Yorker, Bobby often refers to the city and it's diverse array of cultures and cuisine, as his kitchen. Bobby has always enjoyed going to various tapas bars to relax and unwind, in what little free time he has.
Tapas is a very social way of dining, which encourages conversation with a group of family or friends around the table. Tapas dining is all about sharing, ordering several different plates for the table and trying out new tastes and flavors. This concept held a great deal of appeal to Bobby.
At Gato, Bobby wanted to re-create the ambiance that one would find in a typical tapas bar in Spain or Portugal. But with a very New York personality. There's a stylish Mediterranean vibe going on here combined with the infectious energy of a Manhattan lounge.
A huge bar stands center stage in the middle of the room with an open kitchen area off to the side. Wood tables are set on a very cool mosaic tiled floor. High, exposed brick ceilings lend a funky downtown industrial air to the already captivating ambiance.
You can choose to dine at the bar itself or in Gato's spacious main dining room. Either way, you will enjoy tapas done with Bobby Flay's trademark flair.
Many Flay fans opt for the delicious option that enables you to choose three tapas for only $19. These tapas are only a couple of bites each, but the flavors are outrageous and they are a perfect introduction to the entire menu.
Three of nineteen selections include superb mussels and clam salad, pork belly with smoked paprika, crispy polenta with gorgonzola and figs as well as eggplant and Manchego cheese.
But the dish that has everyone talking is Bobby's signature eleven layer potato with caramelized shallots and fried sage. There is also a dish of Spanish-style scrambled eggs with Manchego cheese and tomato bread that is turning heads on the New York foodie scene.
Honorable mention goes to the charred carrots small plate accompanied by parsnip chips, harissa, mint and yogurt. The brussels sprouts with pomegranates and pistachios are right up there, as well.
For the table, you can choose Gato spreads with buckwheat pita bread for dipping. Spreadable delectables include Greek Yogurt and chile pesto, chickpea with lemon and paprika along with white bean and feta cheese. You really can't make a wrong move with any of them.
When hunger really comes on strong and a couple of tapas simply won't do, then it's time for a Bobby Flay entrees like his juicy porterhouse pork chop, tarragon chicken with goat cheese or the to-die-for kale and wild mushroom paella with egg and crispy artichokes.
Though the chef isn't particularly known for his desserts, (Bobby always frowns when a contestant on Beat Bobby Flay challenges him with any kind of pastry dish throw down), the desserts here are no mere afterthought.
A soon to be Fall classic is the Affogato with vanilla gelato and pumpkin biscotti. And you will fall in love with Bobby's Espresso-soaked bread pudding. It's the layers of mascarpone crema that make this dessert extra special.
Bobby Flay's food is all about fun, flavor and the unexpected. As both a tapas restaurant and just a great environment to dine in, Gato never disappoints.
Location and Hours
324 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
Monday to Thursday 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Friday and Saturday 5 PM to 11 PM
Sunday 5 PM to 10:30 PM
Amada - Financial District
This charming, Andalusian restaurant, located in Battery Park's Brook Field Place, represents a homecoming of sorts for chef Jose Garces.
Chef Garces got his start in the hospitality industry over twenty years ago, working his way up to sous chef, in some of Manhattan's best Spanish restaurants.
Re-locating to Philadelphia, the chef found his niche and opened the first of his restaurants to bear the name Amada. The toast of the city, Chef Garces won acclaim for his authentic Spanish tapas including being named the best chef in the Mid-Atlantic region by the James Beard Foundation. Chef Garces' restaurant group now owns a dozen restaurants in various parts of the country.
The author of two popular cookbooks, The Latin Road Home and Latin Evolution, Jose Garces felt that the on the rising neighborhood of Battery Park, in the Financial District, was the perfect location for his New York "debut". The area was lacking a restaurant that served not only delicious Spanish cuisine but truly authentic tapas.
The decor at Amada is sexy and thoroughly modern with the occasional rustic touch. During the Summer months, you can enjoy a glass of imported Spanish wine together with your tapas on their spacious outdoor veranda. The views are spectacular, with the Hudson River esplanade nearby.
Many of the ingredients that are used to prepare your dishes to come directly from Luna, the chef's 40-acre farm. So, you know that everything is fresh and wholesome.
At Amada, Sundays are Paella days! Every Sunday, you and your family can enjoy one of their traditional, signature dishes Paella Valenciana with all the accompaniments for $35 per person.
In Spain, food is all about family. On Paella Sundays, all kids 10 years of age and under can enjoy their favorite dishes for only $10!
If you happen to work on Wall Street or in one of Battery Park's gleaming, brand new office towers, you'll want to check out Amada's Happy Hour.
You can score a glass of red or white sangria or wine for only $8. Selected imported and domestic beers are available for the unheard of price of just $5.
Ten tasty tapas are on offer at special happy hour prices, so you won't go hungry while you wash the cares of the day away, at the bar. Seven dollars will get you a nice plate of Manchego cheese with truffle lavender honey. Savory paprika and garlic sausage can be had for only eight dollars.
Other tapas delights include spicy potatoes, ham croquettes, marinated anchovies with pine nuts and crab-stuffed peppers.
The chef is known for his Cocas, which are Spanish flatbreads. You can make a meal out of these flatbreads, especially the beef short rib version with bacon, horseradish and Parmesan cheese.
All Bocadillos (sandwiches) are served with homemade paprika chips, fries or a side salad. Try the Serranito, a sandwich which consists of slow roasted pork, Serrano ham, a hard-boiled egg and Shishito peppers. Every bite is meant to be savored.
Here at Amada, you will sip their very creative interpretation of the Spanish classic, sangria. Their house sangria is prepared with a base of wine, seasonal fruit, herbs, orange liqueur and Spanish brandy.
However, you can also enjoy three differently delicious versions of this magnificent drink. The Blanco is made with crisp white wine, apples, pears and oranges. Spiced red wine, apples, oranges and a touch of cinnamon make up the fabulous Tinto Sangria. The lovely Temporada is a luscious blend of cava, ginger, Thyme, and grapes.
They also have a gin and tonic bar where you can actually customize your G and T.
For $14, you get to choose your ingredients and be your very own mixologist. With the help of Amada's friendly bartenders, of course.
There are half a dozen gin selections you can choose from such as Gin mare from Spain, Bombay Sapphire (UK) and Queens Courage from Aplez.com's home borough of Queens.
Tonic options are plentiful and range from Boylan's and Schweppes to Amada Tonica. The Gin and Tonic bar has a variety of delicious garnishes available including Kiwi, strawberries, olives, basil, fennel, grapefruit, lemon or a lime wedge.
In a relatively short amount of time, Chef Jose Garces and his team have made an indelible mark on the downtown dining scene.
Location and Hours
250 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
Monday to Wednesday 11:30 AM to 10 PM
Thursday and Friday 11:30 AM to 11 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM to 11 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM to 10 PM
Huertas - East Village
In the Spanish culture, a Huerta is a produce farm or an orchard. As a surname, tradition has it that any person bearing that name is family oriented and a good cook.
But there's no doubt that it is a very appropriate moniker for chef Jonah Miller's trend-setting restaurant where the tapas menu is farm to table and seasonally-driven.
Huertas' lively and creative kitchen serves Basque-influenced fare that evokes the vibrant culture of Northern Spain. Though he was born and bred in New York city, chef-owner Jonah Miller has spent a great deal of time living and cooking in Spain, all the while soaking up the nation's culinary traditions.
Jonah's previous stops on the NYC dining scene include Chanterelle, Gramercy Tavern and Danny Myer's Maialino.
After concluding a successful run at Maialino, Jonah returned to Spain, where he had spent a semester during his food studies and restaurant management Bachelor of Science program at NYU.
Jonah's extended stay in Spain helped to shape his vision for Huertas.
The restaurant is divided up into two very different spaces. The front area is occupied by a casual, rustic tapas bar. There is an equally cozy, but more formal, dining room situated at the back of the restaurant.
Each of the rooms has its' pwn, individual menu. The front of the house offers a rotating menu of pintxos (small bites), which are the Basque equivalent of tapas.
The pintxos are passed around on trays, dim-sum style. You simply tell the server which items that you want and the item is then charged to your bill. It's an intriguing concept. Eat as much or as little as you like.
Raciones, which are larger portions of their tapas or pintxos plates, are also available.
The Basque Bites are extremely appealing. You won't find most of them on the menu of any tapas bar in Manhattan or Brooklyn and Queens, for that matter. Explore the bites menu and be a little adventurous with a small plate of egg salad and pickled peppers or cured swordfish with goat cheese. Other tempting options include smoked pork loin with cabbage, foie gras and cherries as well as the chef's daily croquette creation.
Larger tapas choices range from Serrano ham with sage and squash to goat and pork chorizo with spinach.
The bar room menu also offers a regional Basque delicacy known as Conservas, which is definitely a sexier name than the English translation of seafood tins.
These tins, which are a staple in Northern Spain's pintxos bars and cafes, contain black anchovies, which are served with Piquillo peppers, herbs, a quail egg and bread. The Caballa or mackerel in olive oil, aioli, Pimenton, lemon, and herbs are also quite tasty.
The formal dining area has a special Nuestros Manos "put yourself in our hands" menu for $65 a person Tuesday through Friday and only $48 per person on Sunday and Monday.
Served family-style, this menu features between 8 to 10 chef's selections of on and off the menu plates including dessert! It's a great value. You never know what you will get, but you can be sure that each and every dish will be good.
Prior to starting your tasting feast, the chef will consult with you and your party regarding your preferences as well as any food allergies that need to be considered.
In Spanish, "De Grifo" means on tap. Huertas' bar has several premium wines on tap as well as craft beers such as Peekskill Pilsner and Montauk Driftwood Ale. They also have a delicious cocktail on tap, the Gintonic, which consists of Dorothy Parker gin, soda and seasonal house tonic.
Want to take a break from your usual glass of wine or beer? Then try one of their refrescos, which are Spanish wine coolers.
The Clara blends light beer with lemon soda while the Rebujito blends dry Sherry with ginger soda. The Agua de Valencia is a refreshing mix of cava and orange soda.
Location and Hours
107 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Monday to Thursday 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Friday 5:30 PM to 12 AM
Saturday 3 PM to 12 AM
Sunday 3 PM to 10 PM
Vintry Wine and Whiskey Bar - Financial District
After years of delivering award-winning food and wine at their signature restaurant Harry's Cafe and Steak, the Poulakakos family have taken their love of the finer spirits in life and small bites to another level at Vintry Wine and Whiskey.
Under the expert guidance and knowledgeable palate of Peter Poulakakos, Vintry Wine and Whiskey offers 55 wines by the glass as well as an unsurpassed selection of premium American, Scottish, Irish, Canadian and Japanese whiskeys.
The ambiance is a cross between a contemporary wine bar and a warm upscale speakeasy. There are also quite a few original touches here such as a 23-foot bar that is made out of an African Red Wood tree. You won't see anything like that in many Manhattan bars. Or anywhere else, for that matter.
At Vintry, the lights are low and the vibe is laid-back. Just the way you like it.
Peter and his chef have come up with a tasty menu of tapas including Burrata with heirloom tomatoes, octopus with chickpeas, fingerling papas bravas dressed with smoky aioli and sea salt and truffle mushroom cavatelli with sage.
Another small plate that is sure to float your boat is the Chianti-braised veal meatballs. Following in the tradition of the classic Spanish tapas and wine bars, Vintry offers cheese and charcuterie boards.
The theme here may be tapas, but both the artisanal cheese and meat plates are rather generously portioned. The luscious cheeses come from a variety of places like California, Vermont, Spain and good old New York state.
Most of the charcuterie selections are made in-house, including the pork loin and duck confit pate' and the creamy chicken liver mousse. Spread this baby on some warm bread and you are good to go. The menu also has a nice Finocchiona salami, made with wild fennel and garlic, that comes from a trusted artisanal purveyor in California.
On weekends, join in the fun and participate in Vintry's barrel brunch. $20 gets you an entree plus ninety minutes of brunch cocktails or glasses of house wine. And these are not just any old cocktails, either. Vintry's Mimosa is made with sparkling wine, Grand Marnier, orange juice and Regan's orange bitters.
The Red Snapper brings cocktail creativity to new heights of spiciness with its' blend of Tanqueray gin, tomato juice, fresh horseradish, lemon juice, Tabasco and Fee Brothers celery bitters.
You should also check out Vintry's 9@9 classics. Every Sunday, starting at their one of a kind happy hour of nine PM, you can enjoy 9 vintage Vintry selections for only $9 each.
Grab a glass of bubbly prosecco or a delicious sauvignon blanc. Cocktail selections include Hoffman's House Old-Fashioned, a refreshing Gingerade and the Fiori e Uva with prosecco, St. Germain, grapefruit juice, citrus bitters and sage.
Nine at Nine food options include pasta of the day and meatballs with polenta. It might be Sunday Funday happy hour here, but the Poulakakos family are giving you the good stuff. So, make plans, after the football game, to venture over to Vintry for some solid sustenance and liquid refreshment at prices that are all touchdowns.
Location and Hours
57 Stone Street
New York, NY 10004
Monday to Thursday 11:30 AM to 2 AM
Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM to 4 AM
Sunday 11:30 AM to 2 AM
Macondo West - West Village
A very hip take on a classic Taperia Latina, Macondo West pays homage to Latino street food and tapas influenced by flavors and traditions from all over the Spanish-speaking world.
You could say that chef Josep Coronado's menu is fusion cooking on steroids. It can be a little off-beat, at times, but the blend of ingredients and dishes has local residents coming back for more.
Originally from Barcelona, Josep is affectionately known as "chef Pep" to his kitchen brigade and regular customers alike.
Prior to moving to New York, in 2011, Chef Pep worked in several Michelin starred restaurants in his homeland, such as Santa Maria and La Regalade. Once Josep got settled in the Big Apple, it didn't take this hard-working and talented chef long before he landed a gig in the kitchen at Socarrat.
After forging a reputation as a chef to be reckoned with, Josep was offered a job with the Quimera Restaurant Group, who own both Macondo East and West, along with several other restaurants.
Macondo is romantically named after the fictional village in the Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude".
The decor has an artsy touch together with many traditional elements.
When you order a glass of wine here, you will be in for a really neat experience. Wine is served in a Porron, whose design is similar to a carafe, but with one very important difference.
A Porron is a traditional glass wine pitcher, with a long, distinctive spout. You simply raise the spout high above your mouth and proceed to drink. It takes a bit of practice to get the technique just right, but it's loads of fun.
You and your friends can get a Porron drinking competition going at your table to see who does it best!
Chef Pep's tapas are out of this world. His raw bar features succulent oysters as well as delicious varieties of Ceviche. The Ceviche Mixto is the one that you just have to try. Citrus juices cover a blend of octopus, shrimp, onions, bell peppers, avocado and passion fruit. The luscious flavors burst off the plate.
All Empanadas are made with a pure corn shell. Choices include Lamb Picadillo, chicken and boiled egg or sweet corn, mushrooms and cotija cheese. The kitchen also turns out a pretty neat Arepas. A shot of agave nectar adds an unexpected taste to the filling of yellow corn, queso fresco and cilantro.
If you have anything resembling an adventurous palate, then you've come to the right place. Chef Pep makes his gnocchi out of Yuca and adds a delectable salsa verde to the dish.
He infuses traditional tapas such as crispy and creamy Serrano ham croquettes and grilled octopus with a ton of personality.
One of Macondos most popular tapas is the kale, roasted beet and Manchego cheese plate.
But Pepe's signature small plate has to be the Caraminolas, which are spicy potatoes stuffed with beef.
Sweet endings range from a wonderful churro style ice cream sandwich and vanilla flan with mango ice cream, chocolate and mojito truffles to the homemade cake of the day.
Location and Hours
2 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014
Monday to Thursday 5 PM to 11 PM
Friday 4 PM to 12 AM
Saturday 11 AM to 12 AM
Sunday 11 AM to 10 PM
Tertulia - West Village
When one thinks of a gastropub, tapas is certainly not the cuisine that comes to mind. A gastropub's menu usually features British or Irish comfort food together with craft beer and imported suds on tap.Tapas are something that one usually associates with a wine bar.
But chef Sean Mullen has created a gastropub of a different sort. Tertulia celebrates the distinctive and flavorful tapas of the region of Asturias in Northern Spain. The decor and spirit of the place, though, is inspired by the singular charm of the Sidreria or cider house.
Happy Hour in Asturias sees the after-work crowd imbibing glasses of crisp cider while enjoying delectable tapas and the company of good friends.
Tertulia has imported the same kind of energy and buzz that you would find in an authentic Spanish Sidreria. The waiters here even pour your cider, with a flourish, from high above their heads. Just as their counterparts do in Asturias.
In Spanish culture, a Tertulia was a type of literary salon. Becoming all the rage in the 19th century, Tertulias were initially held in the homes of wealthy aristocrats. During the twentieth century, however, these gatherings of poets, authors and literary-minded individuals took place in clubs and cafes. Today, the word is used to describe a gathering of friends marked by great conversation, food and drink.
The building in which Tertulia is located has quite a bit of history behind it. An imposing edifice with secret rooms, 359 Sixth Avenue was one of the first Prohibition-era speakeasies.
In 1922 Jack Kriendler and Charlie Berns opened an establishment called The Red Head, which served bootleg liquor in coffee and teacups for a dollar an ounce. After being raided by the police, The Red Head moved around the city a couple of times, finally landing at 21 West 52nd Street. Here, it transitioned from being a speakeasy to an upscale hangout for celebrities, tycoons of industry and the literary set.
You may know this establishment today by its' more respectable and popular name; The 21 Club.
But chef Mullen has kept alive the conviviality and good times that were so much a part of the buildings' early days.
In fact, if you gaze upon the front of the building, you will see a windowless five-foot high bricked-in portion of the facade, between the top of the arches and the second floor. This windowless half room was the location of the original Red Head speakeasy. The ground floor, which now houses Tertulia, was a legitimate coffee shop back in the day.
Tapas snacks and bites range from a simple but tasty plate of marinated olives and acorn-fed Iberico ham with tomato bread to house-smoked deviled eggs and a little something that the chef calls Cojonudo revisited. This tapas brings together smoked pig cheek with quail eggs.
The Nuestra Tortilla is a classic Spanish omelet with seasonal ingredients.
Bring your clan or the hearty appetites of some of your closest friends. Forget the bite-sized tapas for one evening and delight in Chef Mullen's special family size plates which are meant for sharing.
The Paella Del Huerto is comprised of bomba rice, pasture raised chicken and seasonal vegetables. They've also got a platter of 40-day aged prime rib, grilled on the coals and accompanied by carrot romesco, grilled spring onion and fingerling potatoes.
Grab one of the long communal tables, sit down, sip some wine or cider and catch up with the people you care most about.
Location and Hours
359 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10014
Sunday to Thursday 11:30 AM to 11 PM
Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM to 12 AM
Kana Tapas Bar - Soho
This vibrant restaurant and lounge is a hit with both the after-work crowd, Spanish expatriates and couples on a date.
Everyone can't help but fall in love with their delectable tapas, stylish ambiance as well as a killer selection of Spanish, Chilean and Argentinian wines. The barkeeps here also famous for their Mojitos and Sangria. If you want to unwind and live a little, this is your spot.
Kana started as a joint venture between Roberto Orofino and brothers Alejandro and Andres Vega. They felt that the Village nightlife scene was missing a place where one could enjoy excellent food together with dancing and authentic Latin sounds.
After 11 PM on weekends, Kana transforms from a cool and sexy, but slightly sedate tapas bar into a lounge that rocks the very best beats. Some of the city's top DeeJays spin a lively mix of Bachata, Merengue, Salsa as well as Spanish pop music. Be sure to bring those dancing shoes!
But before you head onto the dance floor, fortify yourself with their chorizo with Sherry wine plate or the Escargots in a light butter and garlic sauce.
The kitchen's Spanish meatballs, made with a bevy of delicious herbs and seasonings, will hit your sweet spot every time. The fact they these succulent mounds of beef are doused in a wine sauce doesn't hurt, either.
For those who want to get their greens on, try the poached salmon with mixed greens in a honey-mustard vinaigrette. You can also go basic with the Spanish version of Prosciutto, Jamon. Pair this savory cured ham up with either a slice of Manchego cheese or fruit. It's a can't miss proposition.
Other tapas of note include the Octopus and potatoes and Morcilla, a traditional delicacy of black sausage with caramelized onions. Be sure to check out their happy hour, Monday through Friday from 5 until 8 PM. You can score a glass of Sangria or selected draft beers for just $5 and wine for only six dollars a glass.
Location and Hours
324 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday to Thursday 5 PM to 12 AM
Friday and Saturday 5 PM to 4 AM
Alta Restaurant - West Village
Who says that romance is a relic of the past in the city that never sleeps and always seems to be on trend? Do yourself and the one that you love a big favor. Put away those smartphones and tablets and make a reservation at Alta.
However, if you want to use your phone to reserve a table, by all means, do so. But when you arrive at the restaurant for dinner, keep that obtrusive device in your pocket where it belongs. You won't want to miss a thing as you soak up the atmosphere here. To say nothing of the food!
The restaurant is done up in the style of a South American hacienda. The dining room quite literally transports you to another world.
Nestled inside a quaint townhouse on a quiet residential street, Alta's entrance is framed by plants and vines as well as a small outdoor patio.
Once inside, you walk through a tiny bar space and find yourself in the main dining room. An ornate mirror is framed by a large hand carved fork and spoon on either side. Flickering candles cast their mysterious glow from a circular chandelier. A staircase tucked away near the kitchen, takes you to the balcony alcove which is ideal for date night. The ambiance is old-world and quite refined. It's hard to believe in this rush-rush world we live in that a charming place like Alta exists. But happily, for romantics and tapas-lovers alike, it does.
And now, to the food. Because much as you might love your surroundings; you are here to have dinner. And what a meal is in store for you!
The chef and his team take great pride in sourcing their ingredients. In order to create their Mediterranean inspired dishes, they buy locally, from trusted purveyors and farms.
These small plates (tapas) are big on flavor. The fava bean falafel is served with house-made Tzatziki sauce and pickled red cabbage. Roasted beets can, even in the hands of the best chefs, be pretty bland. But not when they are served with goat cheese pannacotta and hazelnuts.
The kitchen does a sensational grilled eggplant with feta and frisee with red onion and sesame seeds. Barberry, Tek sut and pumpkin seeds garnish the chef's grilled red wine radicchio.
Other delights include fluke carpaccio, tuna with smoked tabasco and potatoes as well as bacon-wrapped dates and olives.
What's a romantic night out without a cocktail or two? The bar mixes some really solid drinks. The only down note, though, and it's comparatively trivial, are the names of the libations. There aren't any! The cocktails, which come in at a rather reasonable $14, considering the neighborhood, are simply numbered one through six.
The number 3 mixes ketal one vodka with ginger, thyme and concord grape juice. Bulleit Bourbon, East India Solera Sherry and cherry-infused port make up the number six libation on your cocktail list.
Come on, when you have taken such care with every little detail of the restaurant, there's no excuse for this lack of creativity. Between the bartenders, servers and management, you can't be more imaginative than that?
First date jitters? Make a game of coming up with a suitable name for each of these delicious drinks!
Location and Hours
64 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011
( 212) 505-7777
Monday to Thursday 5:30 PM to 11 PM
Friday and Saturday 5 PM to 11:30 PM
Sunday 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM