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  Occasion: Cuisine: Area: Cost: Rating:
  Night Out New American Soho Moderate Good

Chris Eddy and Clark Clark, the hip owners of the newly opened barmarché, met while working at Bungalow 8 where Clark (who moved to New York from Momo’s in London) was the Bar Manager, and Chris worked the crowds as GM. Their first project as a team, barmarche is a white-washed corner spot in the space that was most recently Café Lebowitz. They have kept the charming French door windows and vintage tin ceilings, but spruced up the design factor significantly, giving it a sleek and sexy Miami meets casual bistro vibe. On the night were there, flocks of Miu-Miu clad amazons were seated on the benches outside, smoking and chatting, and looking fiercely fabulous. And yet, while barmarche has its share of models and celebs tucked into snug banquettes and tightly spaced bistro tables, this is a place for all the neighborhood, which means that seated next to Tyler Florence and fans you’ll find couples awkwardly working through first dates (more cocktails people!), and flush-faced young parents with their newly hatched babes. How very sweet.

Clark is a master of liquid in a glass, and his cocktail list includes both properly made classics (Daiquiri, The Mark, Mint Julep, Old Fashioned) and some seriously intoxicating personal creations like his Brazilian Sangria—fresh lime juice, sugarcane rum and red wine, the Valentino—stoli strawberi, champagne and passion fruit puree, and the Rum Ginger—three rums, pineapple juice and freshly muddled ginger (all $9).

The reasonably priced menu (apps are $6-$11, entrees from $11-$20) is under the warm care of chef Angel Andrade, who has worked with Jean Georges at Mercer Kitchen, and most recently at Spice Market. He’s got the right vision for this sort of chic local spot—he isn’t over reaching or over fussing. He is serving a solid selection of eats that you might easily come back for several times a week. There are snacks like roasted red pepper hummus and pita ($8), salads of beets and goat cheese drizzled in citrus vinaigrette ($9), hearty sandwiches filled with chicken and avocado ($9), and mains from spaghetti with tomatoes, basil, and olives ($11), to salmon crusted in tapenade with leek fondue ($16), and grilled pork loin with lavender mustard glaze and caramelized endive ($16). There’s something for every mood and craving. And that’s what you want from a place in the ‘hood.

To start, we shared a little pizzetta ... [more, click below]

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