Club kings Charles Khabouth and Hanif Harji follow up their hip 'n' happening Weslodge with Patria, their tastiest collab yet. Executive chef Stuart Cameron's open kitchen sends out unusually authentic Spanish tapas while the cavernous room's cathedral ceiling guarantees the buzz only gets louder as the night progresses. Come back Sunday for one of the most non-brunchy brunches around.
Best: to share, tissue-thin slices of 24-month-old Serrano ham; wedges of Valdeon blue cheese with quince jelly and grilled sour dough; creamy Manchego croquettes; blistered padrón peppers; Manchego-stuffed dates and guindilla peppers wrapped in fatty Iberico bacon; blood-red Iberico pork flank over piquillo pepper jam; deep-fried churros with caramel sauce; soft coffee ice cream sandwiches with olive marmalade; at brunch, sponge-cake muffins with olive-oil pudding; potato frittata with romesco sauce; braised cannellini beans 'n' chorizo; octopus terrine on flatbread splashed with aioli; wood-fired Spanish pizzas dressed with white anchovies, piquillo peppers and Manchego.
Complete dinners for $60 per person (brunches $30), including tax, tip and a glass of wine. Average tapas $9. Reservations accepted. Licensed. Access: barrier-free.
Updated May 15, 2014