Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:16 PM
I had a pretty special meal here last night. It is run by two guys that worked at Masa for a long time. I am unaware of who these people are but, the person I was with has known these guys from when they were working in LA. We sat at the sushi bar, right in front of one of the owners. He told us about how he moved from LA to NY in order to open Masa NY. He went on to say that during his time at Masa, by the end, he was doing all the ordering of fish. So, all of the suppliers are fairly similar. All this aside, the food was excellent.
We had so much food that I really don't remember all that we had. But there was lots of sea urchin, there was chicken fried fugu which was excellent, there were a couple of toro dishes. One that stood out specifically was the toro tartare. It was stopped with a caviar the tasted very similar to Osetra. I actually prefer it to most Osetras as the consistency was much more firm. Another stand out was a Santa Barbra Uni dish that we ordered a second piece of. There was a scallop shell that was placed on the grill and allowed to get scorching hot. Slices of scallop were then placed in the shell and topped with uni. Another awesome dish.. Grilled toro sinew, wow, amazing.
There was not a bad thing I ate that night. Everything was just fantastic.
This place is pretty special, I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a blowout omakase. I think once it gets popular the prices will get raised for sure.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:49 PM
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:01 PM
Packed solid when we went (9pm I think). Maybe even that block can be saved.
It's right by the A so, I am sure a lot of people go there, just to get to Brooklyn..
Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:12 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:20 PM
Grilled toro sinew, wow, amazing.
A must order when we go to Bar Masa (toro suji)
Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:21 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:48 PM
Rabbit in the Moon failed because of poor execution of a dubious concept, not because people won't go there.
Then why did Rabbit on the Moon fail? It just doesn't make sense.
I'm pretty sure Stone was being facetious asking why Rabbit in the Moon closed if people have always needed the A train to get to Brooklyn.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:52 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:53 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:13 PM
None of those other places were destinations. They would have been much more dependent on local foot traffic, which can indeed vary from one block to the next.
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