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Yerba Buena


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner


Latin, Spanish, Central American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Chunky avocado, chipotle, red onion, queso fresco
Chicharron, yucca, tostones, chorizo, spicy ricotta
Croquetes De Queijo
Manchego cheese croquettes, pickled jalapeño, salsa verde
Cazuela Con Cangrejo
Pumpkin crab melt, manchego, aji amarillo, toast
Tuna, soy-tamarind leche de tigre, sesame, red onion, jalapeño
Hamachi Chifa
Hamachi, avocado puree, aji panca leche de tigre, peanuts, ginger, scallion, crispy won tong
Toro Taquitos
Tuna tartar, peanut butter aioli, chile de arbol, cilantro chimichurri
Hojas De Salmon
Black truffle‏ vinaigrette, quinoa, green onion-jalapeño salsa, yuzu
Ensalada Yerba Buena
Tomato, avocado, jicama, baby greens, sherry vinaigrette
Causa De Langosta
Butter poached lobster salad, potato terrine, huancaina-caviar sauce, shiso, crispy quinoa
Tallarin Saltado
Oxtail, noodles, scallions, piquillo peppers, poached egg
Beef short ribs, cabbage slaw
Chicharron De Calamari
Blue corn meal crusted calamari, sweet plantains, tamarind vinaigrette
Manchego cheese, butternut squash, spinach, hon shimeji mushrooms salad, Thai basil-jalapeno Ocopa sauce
Tacos De Pescado
Tilapia baja style, chipotle-mango slaw
Arroz Con Pollo
Breast of chicken, chaufa rice, scallions, piquillos
Lechon Confitado
Suckling pig, sunchoke-black truffle puree, kale-red chiles
Chaufa De Costilla
Beef short ribs, quinoa chaufa, hon shimeji mushrooms, egg, scallions, pisco-anticucho salsa
Black Cod
Black cod, choclo corn, shitake, aji panca, miso glazed
Romesco sauce, brussel sprout salad-queso fresco
Paella De Mar -for Two
Spanish rice, clams, mussels, calamari, shrimp, tomato-saffron sofrito
Salsas: chimichurri, Yerbabuena horseradish, aji panca
Yerbabuena horseradish
Aji panca
16 Oz Dried Aged Rib Eye Steak
Yerbabuena horseradish
Aji panca
Parrillada (for Two)
Rib eye steak, beef short rib, chorizo, bone marrow, morcilla arepa
Trio of Fries
Avocado + watermelon + hearts of palm
Spicy Potato Fries
Grilled hearts of palm
Spinach, dried figs
Sautee Kale
Red chiles
Fried Brussels Sprouts Salad
Queso fresco, sherry vinaigrette
Peruvian corn, aji amarillo butter
Arroz Y Frijoles
Chaufa rice, black beans
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Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

The food is amazing. The atmosphere is a little pretentious but it's expected. The service is not warm and fuzzy and doesn't feel natural but the food is surreal

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Seriously, go hungry because the food here is delicious. We did a double-date brunch on Saturday and it was busy, but we had reservations. I'm finding it hard to find the right words to say, "Just stop reading this and enter the restaurant!"

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank FrenchSaladDressing
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This may be my 10th review of this restaurant, but this is my first brunch review. Still an amazing food/dining experience. It's loud, it's fun, and the food is to die for. You must try!

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank Evmorfea S
Reviewed 28 November 2014

This place has a great weekday happy hour that lasts from 5-7. All of their specialty cocktails are $7 each. All drinks must be consumed at the bar. If you take your drink to the table before closing at the bar, the drinks will be...More

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank cyase
Reviewed 17 November 2014

We spent the weekend in NYC and no better place to have brunch on a Sunday morning than Yerba Buena. The $15.00 all you can drink for an hour was THE BEST!!! From the guacamole appetizer with fresh cheese to the main course Steak "a...More

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank Ana L
Reviewed 31 October 2014 via mobile

Was wondering around the east side/village (not sure on the split) when we decided to pop in here for some drinks. My partner wasn't keen as it just seemed dark and dingy from the outside - not the case! The glass is tinted so it's...More

Thank DrewB208
Reviewed 20 October 2014

We found out about this restaurant by searching under "French restaurants". Nevertheless, the name is the translation of mint in Spanish. The food is Spanish and the most delicious I have ever tasted. The service is incredibly attentive but not annoying. I am so glad...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank IsabelQO
Reviewed 13 October 2014

YB is a very typical NY restaurant in layout. You enter to a bar and in the back there is limited seating, tight tables, and it is rather loud. The bathrooms are down a small and steep set of stairs that are just through a...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank Mindyopp
Reviewed 26 September 2014

The best thing about this place was the cocktails. Drink recipes were well thought out and mixed well. We went here for a birthday dinner and it was a great atmosphere for the event but it was very hot. The food was decent but nothing...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 8 September 2014

My husband and I visited Yerba Buena during restaurant week, and we had an absolutely delightful visit. The service was incredible, and the drinks and appetizers absolutely amazing. Neither of us cared for our entrees, but in comparison to the rest of the experience, that...More

Date of visit: August 2014
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