It is surprisingly unsimple to find traditional Basque cuisine at prices you can make part of your daily lunch plan on a regular basis. The group behind Sukalde bases their formula on just that desire, but they also have known how to dress it up in chic, modern Basque-inspired decor.
Their second location is in the more well-traveled neighborhood of Gros. On a rainy day, there's no better plan than to taste the well-executed simple Basque dishes from kokotxas al pil pil to hake neck. Step down through the heavy wooden door into the beautifully lit cellar. Take a seat at a wooden table, order some real homey Basque specialities, and tuck in.