You know what they say about real estate: The yerba’s always greener on the other side.
So, too, with gastronomy, apparently.
Yerba Buena Perry, sister restaurant to Yerba Buena in the East Village, opens tomorrow on the west side.
Chef Julian Medina (Toloache) continues his pan-Latin theme with croquetes de queijo (Brazilian cheesy poofs), lechon (Cuban roasted suckling pig), and Peruvian arepas with coffee-glazed pork belly.
Watermelon fries? That’s just global genius.
The steak program is impressive for a small place: The spot is dry and wet aging its own meats. (Partner Christopher Gilman, a Palm Restaurant vet, has been doing it for years.) Taste the results in parrillada for two — rib eye, NY strip, chorizo, and bone marrow.
And no explosions of tropical colors here. The refined decor is blacks, whites, and tans.
Value, location, surroundings, and taste?
You should accept this offer.
Yerba Buena Perry, 1 Perry Street, at Greenwich Avenue (212-620-0808).