The Scoop: The name "Estancia 460" fits so perfectly with Tribeca's Estancia 460, it's hard to im...The Scoop: The name "Estancia 460" fits so perfectly with Tribeca's Estancia 460, it's hard to imagine it having any other name. A Spanish word, meaning "a temporary stay," the sultry, Argentine-inspired restaurant and wine bar is so comfortable and inviting, it almost feels like an extension of your own home. Or, at the very least, owner Stacey Sosa's home, where you've been welcomed with open arms for a large, come-as-you-please brunch, lunch or dinner party. The hands-on host is frequently present, buzzing around to chat with regulars and get to know newbies. By the time you leave, she'll be your new best friend and the big, open space your latest favorite. Don't argue; that's what will happen, so just accept it.
Estancia 460 is a place unlike any other in that the transformation from plain white restaurant to lively, intoxicating evening environment happens as soon as you set foot in the door. You see, people are the only necessary ingredient to excite Stacey and turn the giant, whitewashed space into the kind of warm, intoxicating locale that you'll never want to leave. And you don't have to. But the unpretentious place is so much more than just a giant, bustling room. It's Estancia 460's hefty dinner menu, complete with Argentine flare, that brings everyone together, after all. Since grilling is so quintessentially Argentinean, Estancia 460's kitchen has got the technique down pat. Grilled Mozz, grilled Calamari Salad, grilled Salmon, grilled Strip Steak, even Grilled Pizzas (which, by the way, they're kind of famous for).... Whatever type of food you're in the mood for, go for the option that's grilled. 'Cause lines on the bottom make everything that much better. They've also got options that are less "inspired" and more American, should your date end up randomly having a major problem with Argentinean touches. Though that person sounds like kind of a Debbie Downer and, at that point, you might want to consider mingling 'til you meet a more worthy dining partner.
Since Estancia 460's food is so hearty, you've gotta have wine to wash it all down and Estancia 460's all over it. Their mostly Argentinean, Portuguese and Spanish wine selection, often from boutique and family wine makers and displayed in a wall-sized floor-to-ceiling shelving unit in the main dining room, is constantly changing, so as to keep all you regulars (yes, that includes youit's only a matter of time) on your toes. With about 10 reds and 10 whites at any given time, plus a couple of ridiculously low-priced reserves (nothing crosses over the $70 mark), the longstanding staff can help you find something to pair perfectly with even your dessert. And you have to save room for dessert. Um, Chocolate Bread Pudding with whiskey sauce? It's no-brainer. Or maybe you're more of a Crepe (topped with a dollop of dulce de leche) and Sambuca person. If so, have no fear: Estancia 460 stocks a full bar and has recently developed a growing bottled craft beer list, too. See? They have everything you want. How could it not be your new favorite?
Grilled Mozzarella, $12
Calamari Salad, $14
Grilled Pizza, $15 - $17
Milanesa Chicken, $20
Strip Steak, $28
Chocolate Bread Pudding, $8
Monday – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.