Tía Pol

Tapas in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Churning out quality Spanish and Basque tapas in closet-size surrounds, Tía Pol is the real deal, as the hordes of locals swarming the entrance can attest. There's a great wine list and a tantalizing array of small plates: fried chickpeas, squid and ink with rice, cockles in white wine and garlic, and Navarran-style trout with serrano ham.

It’s the perfect post-gallery-opening pit stop. Come on the early side to take your best stab at grabbing one of the handful of tables in the back.