Bar Paya

Inspired by Peru's burgeoning nouveau cuisine scene, the team behind next-door Winebar's set up a modernly clean, high top-heavy space with polished wood and dimly glowing beaker-like glass fixtures, which backdrop a mostly small plates menu with sections for Causas (dumplings w/ fillings like yellow potato/bbq duck & potato/spicy crab), Ceviches (tuna/aji amarillo/peanuts/pineapple tiger's milk), and Playas -- flatbreads topped with BBQ shrimp, lobster, and even Peruvian meatballs, which sit not on Old Smokey, but on Mount Macchu Eatchu.