Asian-inspired morsels and a strong cocktail program meet in a sumptuous space inspired by Victorian-era East London opium den.
Chef Sonya Coté's BYOB restaurant is set beside a plowed field and under a canopy of ancient pecan trees on Springdale Farm. On Springdale Farmer's Stand Days (Wednesday and Saturday mornings) enjoy a breakfast/brunch after buying locally-made goods and fresh produce. On Friday and Saturday evenings, enjoy a prix fixe. Both of the meals are made with ingredients reflecting the current harvest.
Former Musashino chef Kazu Fukumoto's namesake izakaya features classic sushi, tempura, and yakitori. Saké and an unexpected beer list keep things rowdy.
Sit in the main room at a tall communal table and enjoy myriad small plates. Standouts include the blistered green beans and brussels sprouts tossed with house peanut butter, golden raisins, sambal, and lemon.
This latest Eastside foodery has freshened up an old concept – the ranch restaurant. Cocktails are served at the glam ranch bar. The chicken-fried steak is tender and well-flavored, the breading is light and crisp, and most importantly, the cream gravy is made from real pan drippings and not from a mix.
You'll find gorgeous views of Downtown, a nicely chosen wine list, lots of wines by the glass, and an inventive kitchen staff creating delicious food. We can’t resist the muscular beef tenderloin with blue cheese atop roasted baby potatoes.
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