While it's not true of every restaurant in New York City, the Big Apple has more than its fair share of places that turn out superlative food as a matter of course. EN Japanese Bistro is one of those places.
I was lucky enough to join two good friends at EN on a Saturday evening in August.
The space is magnificent, very high ceilings and wonderful carvings in wood and the hospitality was generous and patient.
While the restaurant offers dishes a la carte, but we went with the six course prix fixe menu and found it fantastic.
First, it took a lot indecision and stress out of the meal to let the restaurant decide which dishes to showcase and in what order.
Second, being on the prix fixe gave the meal a very relaxed and easy pace and, third, the prix fixe menu let us get up from the meal feeling satisfied but not stuffed.
Now, the prix fixe is not inexpensive. Without alcohol it's $65 per person. And it takes time. We sat down at 8:45 and got up to leave at 11:30. But it was a memorable tour de force of delicious Japanese cuisine that we all felt glad we had the chance to have the experience.