Tapas Dinner at Islero

A few Thursdays ago, I planned a dinner with Ariel to Islero, a new tapas restaurant and bar that’s located in Midtown East. I sort of picked this place just because I wanted to try something different.

Plums & Figs We originally started small since Ariel’s complaining that he ate a fairly heavy lunch at Adrienne’s Pizza Bar. So, I taken it into account and we ordered four dishes and a dessert:

Arroz Cremoso
Sopa de Castanas
Plums & Figs
Peanut Butter Spoons (dessert)

But we ended up having a mini-feast of sorts and having a total of six courses and two desserts – due to the co-owner spotting me with my camera and gave us a few comped dishes.

The added courses did not sway my thoughts on what I thought of this place. Some dishes were good and some were okay. It’s basically a good place to have dinner after work, a casual date, or to eat out with a small group (this space is relatively small and narrow).

Go to my photoset for the food photos and my comments.


247 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022


I shoot, eat, and drink. My full time job is a hospital administrator. Moonlighting as a freelance photographer and food and travel writer.

  1. Danny says:

    Eater just mentioned that they axed the head chef at Islero… Was the restaurant packed when you went? The food looks good.. wonder why they let her go.

  2. thewanderingeater says:

    Danny: Yeah, I’ve read that several days ago. The restaurant was relatively packed. The food was good, not great. I guess they let her go because they’re not getting that much buzz?

  3. manny says:

    they let the chef go because she wasn’t consistent … I heard she was great but young and with more experiance she will do great things . That came from one of the horse’s mouth’s so enough with the bitter bus .

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