Mediterranean Love at Bar Virage

Bar Virage

118 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Rating: 5/5.
Ideal for: Family Gathering, Quick Lunch.
Price: Low to Mid-Price.

Before you read this article I want to clarify a couple of things. This place feels exactly like the Israeli places I used to go to for my schnitzel (a thin slice of meat or chicken breast, coated in breadcrumbs and fried) fix. I also went with one of the girls who was in my Israel Internship program and with whom I shared 5 months eating schnitzel with.  Lastly, this is not the first time that I forget I am not in Israel and eat something not Kosher*.

Now that I clarified that, I can tell you that the schnitzel I ate at Bar Virage took me back to Israel. I can shamelessly say that I would eat schnitzel over any other plate, even gnocchi!  So when I saw that Bar Virage offers a schnitzel with Israeli Salad (tomato and cucumbers) and fries I felt right at home. I was even more surprised when I saw the size of the schnitzel. It was half the plate!

Taste-wise, the schnitzel was everything I hoped it would be. It was thin and juicy, the breading had herbs and garlic (my absolute favorite condiment), and the fries were thin and crispy. I asked for mayo and ketchup on a side because there is nothing better than mixing them two and dipping my schnitzel on it.

My friend ordered the mushroom ravioli that had shaved parmesan, spinach, tomatoes and a light garlic olive oil. The plate was small but very fulfilling, and the toppings of the pasta combined with the mushrooms were an explosion of flavors in my mouth.


Jewtina Tips:  Go here if you want a quick lunch that is high quality.


Teenu- Disfruta- Enjoy!

*I accidentally ate McDonalds in Polland when our plane was delayed for 5 hours and my mind played tricks. Don’t judge.