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Think of Marea as the Italian equivalent of Le Bernardin. The food at Marea is fantastic. From the well prepared fish dishes, to the stellar pasta- everything was superb! The space is beautiful, and the service- impeccable!
David Chang’s midtown French-Vietnamese spot is good but it doesn’t really match up to his East Village spots. Needless to say, it definitely has the Chang “thang”- bold flavors with great mixtures. The resto has a stripped down feel with high ceilings and no windows.
I had a double dose of sushi on Friday- and believe me, I was in heaven!
It all started with a late lunch at Nobu with all the usual suspects- yellowtail jalapeno, miso cod, rock shrimp tempura in creamy spicy sauce, sashimi salad, sushi (spicy tuna, yellowtail and eel rolls) and mochi ice cream.
After lunch, I headed back to the office to bang out a few things, and at about 8p I headed over to Koi.
CHOW FAVES @ KOI:
Crispy rice with spicy tuna
Locanda Verde- always at the top of my list! I went there last night, and as always, I was in food heaven! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. It just really depends on what you’re in mood for. We didn’t have too much to eat last night because we were headed to the Hennessy Artistry event, and had to leave room for our SIPS!
TIP: Make a ressie- it’s always packed. If you’re feeling daring, you can walk in and try to dine at the bar- but there’s a list for that too (check in with a bartender at either one of the bars and put your name down)
CHOW FAVES (from last night- I have too many to list): Mezze Rigatoni with lamb bolognese and Sea bass with mushrooms, greens and mashed potatoes (this was a special) – the flavors blended together so nicely- there was a party going on in my mouth.
Whenever I’m in the mood for sushi (which is pretty often), and I want to stay local, this is my go-to-spot! The clean and contemporary aesthetic offers a chill feel, and the food is really good. The menu is quite broad with everything from traditional dishes, to fusion, to creative sushi rolls. Every time I go, I try to have something different but I must admit, I have a few faves that you shouldn’t miss!
Oh, and did I mention that the prices are extremely reasonable.