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Gastroarte: Stepping into Gastroarte is like stepping into another world (or neighborhood at least) with none of the stodginess one comes to expect of Lincoln Center-area dining. Bright yellow décor, gorgeous spray-painted murals, friendly staff and vibrant music all combine to guarantee you’ll want to stick around for awhile (pre-theater diners be warned!). The bar area is surprisingly hopping, filled with an attractive crowd (yep, on the UWS) sharing tapas at one of several high tables. Kick off your night with one of their specialty cocktails ($12); the Cucumber Mojo (vodka, mint, cucumber, seltzer) is a refreshing start to any meal. The cuisine is meant to be “a fusion of unconventional art and food,” which unfortunately means it’s subject to taste. Fans of molecular gastronomy will go crazy for their deconstructed Tortilla de Papas ($10), while those with less adventurous palates might stick to the more traditional offerings on the dinner menu (filet mignon—$27). In true European style, an extensive wine list is available, complete with sherry to finish off your evening. Fortunately for artist cum chef Jesus Núñez, it seems the writing on the wall portends only good things.