- Food: Asian American
- Decor: Quaint, comforting, upscale
- Service: Outstanding
- Cost: $$$
- Wine / Cocktails: small but creative
It's been over a year since I visited this quaint little spot. In that year Chef Takashi has certainly gotten some press! You would expect things at the restaurant to suffer a bit, but the opposite is true. We had one of the best dinners of my entire year. The space itself lends to an intimate feeling the moment you arrive. The staff is very attentive and friendly. Takashi was in the building and made a point to talk with us several times. Almost like being at his house for dinner. This is my kind of place.
Oh yes, the food... I almost forgot. Amazing. 4 of us opted to share many small plates, which is definitely the way to go. There are far too many amazing choices on the menu to try and pick a couple for yourself. We probably conquered half of the menu (we warned the waitress we would be over ordering). Standouts were the Salad of Duck Confit, the Corn Chowder (amazing), and the pork belly. But then, at the end... we'd heard about the "egg" dessert. So we each ordered one. It is one of the top 5 desserts I have ever had in my life, really unbelievable. Something about a milk chocolate creme brulee, with caramel, salt, etc... How he packs so much flavor into a boiled egg shell, I will never understand. We contemplated ordering a dozen to go.
I am lucky to be going back in a month, and I can hardly wait. Yes, I'm obsessed now.