Suits cut loose! The staff are dressed as mechanics, so take off your tie, roll up your sleeves and enjoy pop culture and a plate of beef ribs – Asado De Tira ($40) – without the hidden anxiety. This joint looks hipster, but no beards or tattoos are required; and Chef Oscar Gorosito’s chimichurri is the real deal (that means no coriander). Argentinean-born Oscar explains: “My first empanada, I did it when I was three years old; my first BBQ when I was nine.” You’ll find both on his menu, which also favours the American diner-style cuisine he yearned for as a kid. His Empanadas ($14) are encased in delightfully short pastry, and serve as vehicles for delivering more of that excellent chimichurri. They’re good drinking food against a cocktail list that shows innovation and imagination. The MOA Black Russian ($16) is one smartly updated classic, replacing Kahlua with Illyquore and MOA Noir, then balancing it with shaved Milky Bar ‘snow’. There are also burgers – both the regular sort and Mini Burger Sliders ($23/4), New York Steak ($40) and even a new take on melted cheese: Provoleta ($14); all accessible enough to appeal to your finance department, especially if you bring ‘em in via the Bridge Lane hand-cranked garage door!
Bridge St. Garage
17-19 Bridge Street, Sydney
Ph: (02) 9251 9392 bridgestgarage.com.au
South American, American, Cocktails $$$-$$$$