Four Years in Nyack at Cafe Barcel


Opened in 2009 by Nidia Alexander, Cafe Barcel has recently celebrated their fourth birthday and the arrival of a new chef and a new menu. Chef Steve Permaul (who previously has spent years along side David Burke) has been helming the kitchen at Cafe Barcel for a little over 2 months now, bringing seasonal changes (the menu itself is driven by what’s fresh at the market) to their modern American menu with Latino influences about every 3 weeks. He’s using Latins techniques and flavors that are based in American cuisine. Chef Permaul also handles all pastry chef duties.

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Pulpo de Gallega (Octopus with Potatoes, Pimenton & Olive Oil in a Cazuela)


This fall they’ve instituted “Roast & Red Sundays”, where each week they feature a different roasted carving (meat, fish, etc) that is paired with a glass of red wine, plus Thursday nights there’s an all you can eat mussels special. Cafe Barcel also features works from local artists and participates in community events like Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.

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Organic Salmon A La Plancha (Whole Grain Honey Mustard Glaze, Green Lentils and Braised Leeks)

A full wine and seasonal cocktail program is overseen by their in-house mixologist Laura Jimenez. Coffee beans are locally roasted and Alexander revealed plans for a “grab and go” coffee station as well, where patrons who need a quick java fix will be able to come up to the bar for their daily fix. Also included will be a loose tea service.

Cafe Barcel is open Wednesdays thru Mondays for dinner and additionally on Sundays for brunch (they are closed Tuesdays). 

Cafe Barcel 162 Main Street, Nyack, NY Website


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