Specialty Pasta Bar on Bowery Street ”Bar Primi”
Bar Primi 325 Bowery (b/t Great Jones St & 3rd St) NYC
Bar Primi opened last month on the corner of Bowery and Bond Streets. The location is the former space of Peels. The chefs are Andrew Carmellini from Lafayette
and Locanda Verde
and Sal Lamboglia working on their team is Luke Ostrom
and Josh Pickard
. My girl, Ryo a.k.a boss lady at Pinkyotto
, and I patrolled here on a Saturday
night around 9:30pm
. We both live across the street from here, so we decided to just do a walk-in. (Not that we had much of a choice. They don’t take reservations for parties under six.) However, we were lucky to get a table upstairs.
I remembered former tenant Peels’ space well and I noticed they did not renovate much. The only major difference that I saw was the outside awning used to be all white and now it’s red. This means if you used to like Peels’ decor, don’t worry, Bar Primi is just as cute *\(^_^)/*
Spaghetti – clams casino $19 ♥♥♥
Now let’s talk about food! This place specializes in pasta. Every day they have one special entree, but otherwise they only serve appetizers along with many choices of pastas. We ordered three pastas and two appetizers. The pasta portions were a little smaller than expected so two pasta dishes did not fill up two hungry girls. We ended up adding one more pasta later. All three pasta dishes were good, but nothing special. Don’t forget the price point is around $19 so you can not expect sea urchin or truffle pasta.
I had a great time chatting it up with Ryo and patrolling this new neighborhood place for sure. I just don’t think I’ll be coming back here anytime soon. It would be nice if they served a menu with more unique and special pastas. I don’t mind paying $28 for pasta as long as it’s amazing. I will go back if the menu changes sometime in the near future.
Orecchiette – sausage, broccoli rabe, chickpea $16 ♥♥♥
Seafood Antipasto $12 ♥♥♥ & Grilled Local Asparagus – boiled egg, gremolata $10 ♥♥♥
breakfast spaghetti kale, pancetta, poached egg $16
strozzapreti ragu alla bolognese, ricotta $18
Pappardelle – spring mushroom, marsala $19 ♥♥♥