Having dined here a few times before, I knew the atmosphere would be amazing. With red and white checkered tablecloths, Spanish music and an open-air restaurant and bar. (The majority of it is enclosed for winter, we felt as if we’d been transported to Spain.) The spacious courtyard, shaded by ficus trees that have stood there for more than a century, is divided into two sections. On one side is Vicky, the tapas restaurant that opens in the afternoon hours.
Cristina, the wine bar, takes up the other side of the patio and features sculpted mosaic bars inspired by Antoni Gaudí’s famous Park Güell in Barcelona. Both places offer the same menu, but the difference is in the atmosphere.