We were traveling to NY and met friends for dinner, we were two couples and our friends made a reservation at 8pm. The hostess were polite even thought our table was ready only 20 mins later. We waited in the lounge area and didn't feel the delay since we had a lot of catching up to do.
Our table was located in the upper area of the restaurant, which was nice, however for next time we will definitely ask for a table in the lower level of the restaurant. We really liked the design of the interior and the low lighting which was not too dark but also created a very chic and trendy ambiance.
Our waiter was nice, but with a slice of attitude. He recommended us to order a bunch of dishes and just share everything- and so we did.
Our order included mainly dumplings and one red tuna tartar spring roll starter, beef filet and the black cod. The spring rolls were just amazing, the tune inside was fresh and chill and went really well with the crisp of the roll (which wasn't oily at all). One of the biggest surprises was the edamame dumplings- when I read the description on the menu I must admit it sounded a bit lame and not exciting at all. Me and my boyfriend eat out a lot, really big fans culinary and travel especially when we travel around the world (which we did a lot) so it is really hard to amaze or surprise us. Luckily our friends ordered thsi dish, and OMG, the first bite was just unforgettably. I cut the superlatives to describe it- just order it when you there and you will know what I'm talking about. The carrot dumplings, jade shrimps dumplings and the chicken dumplings were great as well. The cod fish was also incredible and melted in our mouths, however the beef filet dish was just OK. We also shared one dessert- the chocolate fondant, that was good as well.
The presentation and the aesthetics of the each dish was very simple yet sophisticated, a real eye candy.
All in all, we ordered 10 dishes, 1 bottle of Sake (750ml) and a cocktail and our bill came to 300$ including service.
Can't wait to go back to New York and dine there again!