Momofuku Ko

Momofuku Ko
Momofuku Ko by Davit Chang

Lazor clam – Pineapple, basil seed

Momofuku Ko     8 Extra Place, New York, NY 10003   (212) 500-0831

Cuisine: Japanese, New American

Chef: Davit Chang

Neighborhood: East Village, Bowery

Occassion: I was here for dinner

What I had: counter menu $175

Michelin: two stars 2016

Note: I had 15~20 small bite size course dishes. Two of my favorite dishes were Shaved foie gras and Lazor clam soup with pineapple, basil seeds.

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥
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♥♥ $$$$

 

Lobster paloise, tartlet

Millefeuille with Arctic Char Roe

Madai – consomme, shiso

open kitchen

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Ai Fiori

Ai Fiori

Crudo di Passera : fluke crudo, american sturgeon caviar, meyer lemon

Ai Fiori       400 5th Ave. 2nd Level, New York, NY 10018   (212) 613-8660

Cuisine: French, Italian

Neighborhood: Midtown

Recommend Dishes: Trofie Nero. Crudo di Passera

Occassion: I was here for dinner

Michelin: one star 2016

Note: Everyone know Trofie Nero is a Bucket Dish at Ai Fiori but WOW Crudo di Passera-fluke crudo, american sturgeon caviar, meyer lemon was simple yet powerful. You should try it once. I don’t recommend steak 😦

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥ $$$$

Trofie Nero
squid ink Lingurian crustacean ragu, seppia, scallops topped with spiced mollica

Vitello amish
veal chop “au four,” new potatoes, prosciutto, sage

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Aldea

Michelin one star ”Aldea”

Aldea      31 West 17th St., New York, NY 10011   (212) 675-7223

Cuisine: Spanish / Portuguese

Neighborhood: Flatiron

Recommend Dishes: SEA URCHIN TOAST

Seat: I recommend you to sit at open kitcken counter.

Occassion: I was here for dinner

Michelin: one star 2016

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥ $$$1/2

SEA URCHIN TOAST 16
cauliflower purée, mustard seed, shiso, lime
($4 supplemental for Prix Fixe)

MADAI SNAPPER CRUDO cilantro, radish, grapefruit

Open Kitchen

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Semilla

Semilla
vegetable-forward restaurant ”Semilla”

Creamed English Pea Tart with ramp flowers

Semilla    160 Havemeyer St, Williamsburg, NY 11211       (718) 782-3474

Cuisine: American (New) / vegetable-forward

Neighborhood:  Williamsburg Brooklyn

What I had : 8 course $95  

Occassion: I was here for dinner

Michelin: one star 2016

From restaurant: We are a vegetable-forward restaurant. This means your evening’s menu will be vegetable-leaning with meat and/or fish playing alongside in a more supporting role. Ingredients are based solely on the best of what’s available from our farmers, and change upon season and inspiration. All seating is around an 18-seat central bar. Our communal-style dining is intended to provoke conversation and interaction at your will.

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Pattypan squash with peanuts and dried mint

Tomato with avocado and nasturtium

Potatoes with bok choy, squash blossom and curry

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Wildair

Contra sister restaurant ”Wildair”

Cuisine: New American, Tapas

Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Recommend Dishes: Sardines, Japanese eggplant, feta, green olives $16

Occassion: I was here for light dinner

Reservation: No

Sister restaurant: Contra in Lower East Side, NYC

Wildair  142 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002   (646) 964-5624

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Beef Tartare, Smoked Cheddar, Chestnut $14

kitchen

Scallop, Crudo crispy kale, grilled cucumber, oro blanco $16

Sardines, Japanese eggplant, feta, green olives $16

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Alta Linea

Lovely outdoor restaurant ”Alta Linea” in West Village

Alta Linea      180 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011  (212) 933-9735

Cuisine: Cocktail Bar, Small Plate

Neighborhood: West Village

Occassion: I was here for cocktail and snack

Reservation: No

Note: Foods are just okay but you come here for their great atmosphere in my opinion. I’m not sure when they are closing garden for season so make sure you check their site before you go.

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥1/2
♥♥♥ $$$1/2

 

bar area

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Rebelle

Modern French ”Rebelle”

Cuisine: Modern French

Neighborhood: Nolita/Lower East Side

Exclusive Chef: Daniel Eddy

Occassion: I was here for dinner.

Seat: I highly recommend to make reservation at the chef’s counter.

Wine: Wine list is 80-plus page long.

Sister restaurant: Pearl & Ash

Recommend Dishes: SWEETBREAD Artichoke, fava, lobster sauce $16. SCALLOP Turnip, apple, green juice $16

NYT: 2 star

Rebelle    218 Bowery , New York, NY 10012  (917) 639-3880

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥
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♥♥♥ $$$1/2

SWEETBREAD Artichoke, fava, lobster sauce $16 ♥♥♥♥1/2

FLUKE Brown butter, sherry, caper, lemon $12 ♥♥♥

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