Hot potato, the earliest dish designed to be passed, is nearly extinct due to the constant ravages of grade-school appetites. Revive shifting sustenance with today’s Groupon: for 12, you get $25 worth of Spanish cuisine and drinks at Bolero Tapas Bar & Spanish Grill in Bricktown. Bolero calms charging diners with ambrosial Spanish cuisine and an array of titillating tapas dishes, luring patrons into a staggering state of stupefied satisfaction. Conducive to sharing and socializing, Bolero's tapas include such palatable pabulum poppers such as golden-fried goat cheese in honey ($7), soft-shell crab in white wine and garlic ($14), and serrano-wrapped prawns ($13). Pacify rumbling tummies with the spicy beef and potato empanadas ($11) before washing them down with a South American wine. Bolero swaggers with a contemporary, lounge-styled semblance, and an outdoor patio offers scenic views of the city's canal and a classy spot for letting fiancés know that their flies are undone.
- The atmosphere of the entire restaurant is very chic, laid back and comfortable, a place that great for dinner with the family or after five drinks at the bar. – Dave Cathey, Oklahoman
- Bolero also has many wonderful tapas, such as the grilled lamb. The Spanish cheeses are amazing as well. It makes my mouth water just to think about this place! – Michael Parks, Urbanspoon
Bolero Tapas Bar & Spanish Grill
At the vivacious Bolero Tapas Bar & Spanish Grill, the clatter of passing plates competes with the chatter of diners as they enjoy their multicourse meals. Executive Chef Curtis Bramlett and second-in-command Justin Ward constantly enhance the menu with weekly specials, adding to the diversity of flavors already found among the tapas. The small servings are meant to be divided and discussed, much like the drawings that Rembrandt produced on flimsy paper. The golden-fried goat cheese drizzled with tupelo honey earned laurels from the Oklahoma Gazette, which also called the caramel flan “heavenly.”
Dark plank flooring supports the warm browns of the restaurant, where floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light and fresh air to imbue the indoor space. At rows of outdoor tables, patrons can sit beneath the starlight to arrange their tapas plates in shapes that mimic constellations.