La Vara, Cobble Hill

Restaurant Vibe: The usual Cobble Hill suspects plus young foodies and dates.

Favorite item on the menu: Croqueta del día (croquets of the day), cochinillo (slow cooked crispy suckling pig, rose petal quince sauce, chimichurri), and the huevos rellenos (deviled eggs, green tahini)

Ideal dinner mate: Hungry foodie friend

Insider tip-off: Get. The. Pig.

Rated by: Christopher Bartley

Occupation: Olive Afficionado

Neighborhood: Cobble Hill

Cuisine: Basque-Jewish

Last Visited: 10/01/15