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Her Name Was Carmen

Other, Brooklyn

Capacity: 100 (100 seated) / 1500 ft 2

Date opened: 2018


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Her Name Was Carmen

Address: 527 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

Categories: Restaurant/Cafe, Nightclub, Bars, and Other / General Event Space

Amenities: Natural light, In-house A/V, In-house furniture, In-house lighting, Kitchen facilities, Ground floor venue, and High ceilings

Description: The Latin American restaurant and bar, Her Name Was Carmen, located in the heart of Soho, celebrates its 5-year anniversary with a new interior design by Sharit Kassab and menu by Chef Lucas Harrell of La Rubia in 11 Howard Hotel. Founder and restaurateur Andres Diaz celebrates the overwhelming success of his venture, Her Name Was Carmen after 5 years of business. “This is the best possible way for us to start the year. Her Name Was Carmen isn’t married to a particular country, instead it expresses the very best of Latin culture and cuisine.” Diaz recognized a substantial void in Latin American cuisine and Her Name Was Carmen was born. An upscale two-story venue located at 527 Broome Street in the heart of West Soho, the restaurant embodies the essence of Latin American culture by fusing together an outstanding culinary experience with an exuberant social scene—the design of the space, originally done by Maurizio Bianchi, works to create an authentic Latin American experience for the guests, beyond just dining but rather through atmosphere. Embracing Latin American culture is a predominant part of Her Name Was Carmen—the versatility of the menu by Cuban-American Chef Lucas Harrell speaks volumes. Menu highlights include: Morel Mushrooms - “Morel mushrooms are by far my favorite mushroom. They come into season in the spring and often will last into the early parts of summer. Well known for all their cavities and sponge like properties they soak up so much flavor while also offering a meaty and earthy flavor of their own. At Carmen we lightly roasted them in a pan with green garlic and butter. Once they are arranged in the bowl they are finished with a sauce that is made from reducing vermouth and cream, caramelized shallots, puree made from dill, and shucked english peas. This is a rich expression of spring with tons of herbal and earthly notes.” - Chef Lucas Harrell Grilled Arctic Char - “Grilling Fish has always been my favorite way to get the crispy delicious skin that I crave when eating a cooked fish entree. At Carmen, we grill Arctic Char over the binchotan charcoal grill. We serve it with relish made from yellow onions, fennel and fava beans. The Fish is finished with a salad of shaved baby fennel and celery, and a rich herb veloute made from basil , mint, cilantro and chives.” - Chef Lucas Harrell Tuna Crudo - “Yellowfin sushi grade tuna is dressed in an emulsified vinaigrette made from ramp tops and cilantro. We fold in diced jalapeno and shallots for some heat and texture. The tuna gets covered in a lightly dressed salad of julienne endive and orange segments. This refreshing crudo pairs perfectly with warm grilled sourdough bread served on the side.” - Chef Lucas Harrell Terely’s Flan - The only desert found on the La Rubia menu, and a recipe passed down from Chef Lucas Harrell’s Cuban Grandmother. “As a child, I grew up eating this flan for special occasions. My mother perfected the recipe and has eventually started a successful Flan business (What the Flan) in San Francisco where I was raised. This luxurious custard dessert is the perfect way to end a meal at La Rubia, and it offers a glimpse into my childhood and family history.” - Chef Lucas Harrell The extensive wine program at Carmen is yet another pillar of success, managed by Wine director Yuval Bar-Kokhba who holds an innate passion for what he does. A great deal of time is invested into the menu, as all wines are subject to a rigorous tasting session prior to selection, resulting in only premium wines being served by the glass. To complement the seafood-based menu, the wine list features an exceptional choice of wines created by talented winemakers from oceanic regions such as Mallorca, Sierras de Malaga, Galicia, and Uruguay, among others. The introduction of modernism in Latin America was the inspiration behind the restaurant’s decor. Both floors incorporate tropical and muted tones like deep blues and dusty pinks. Vivacious paintings by Simon Vargas bring nature and a modern feel, as his artistic focus ranges from cultural awareness to anthropological exploration and environmental sustainability. The graphic expressions, various finishes and rambunctious decor is timeless, and intertwined with the Latin ambiance, it has been and will continue to be, the life and soul of West Soho. Parallel to the elegance of the dining area, the downstairs dancefloor welcomes guests with music- led evenings including tropical infused disco, Latin club sounds, deep-house and afro-beat. The music is provided by the restaurants Music Director, Gloria Jakobs. Through their consistency, authenticity, and the exceptional standard upon which their food and cocktails are held, Her Name Was Carmen has cemented its stance within the industry as the only up-scale Latin American restaurant in Manhattan. With a location injected with passion & creativity, Latin culture is very much alive and well in West Soho.

Types of Use: Runway show, Seated breakfast/lunch/dinner, Cocktail party, Meeting/offsite, and Shoot

Hours of Use:

Sunday: Closed

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 06:00 pm - 12:00 am

Wednesday: 06:00 pm - 01:00 am

Thursday: 06:00 pm - 02:00 am

Friday: 06:00 pm - 02:00 am

Saturday: 06:00 pm - 03:00 am

Preferred Vendors: N/a

Catering Info: in-house

Rental Needs (e.g. Security Deposit, Cert. of Insurance): N/a

Notables (i.e. Landmarks, Points of Interest): Soho

Rental Inclusions (i.e. WiFi, equipment): Wifi

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