Last week, Alex Raij and Eder Montero opened a next-door expansion of their popular Chelsea tapas bar El Quinto Pinto. In this new dining room, dubbed El Comedor, Raij and Montero are serving a menu that includes old favorites plus a number of new dishes, like flash-fried shell-on shrimp, soft scrambled eggs with sea anemone, dirty rice with rabbit and cabbage, and olive oil-cured mackerel. The beverage list has original cocktails, several types of sherry, and an ever-changing selection of wines by the glass. Silvia Zofio of SZprojects designed the space, which has a slightly retro vibe.
El Comedor at El Quinto Pino is now open for dinner seven days a week. Take a look around:
El Comedor at El Quinto Pino
401 West 24th St., Chelsea