Since reopening his eponymous restaurant in the former Aqua space last fall, Michael Mina has revamped the bar menu to accommodate a lunchtime crowd that's more in the mood for a nosh than for the prix fixe, power lunch they still serve in the dining room a formal, expense-account affair which is all but a thing of the past elsewhere in the Financial District. The bar menu, by constrast, offers some delicious bites that are just this side of haute, like the lobster pop-tart (a twist on a traditional Lobster Newberg, in puff pastry, and a miniature version of Mina's signature pot pie); some delicious crispy duck leg tacos with pickled onions; and some outstanding, Asian-inflected sliders served on sliced-open, griddle-toasted steam buns. See the menus below, and a slideshow of a few of our favorites.
Note, the bar menu is available at lunch and dinner, but the dinner version eschews larger plate options in favor of a couple of sharable platters and raw bar items.
Bar Menu - Lunch
Bar Menu - Dinner