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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Axis Restaurant Review: From the street, Axis always looks packed, because the bustling see-and-be-seen bar runs along the front of the space. Those whove never quite made it past the bar should pick up their cocktails and head for the dining room. (Yes, there is one.) The space soars with contemporary grace, all curves and angles, and a color scheme that runs from bold to bolder. There are cozy cherry-wood booths for seclusion, but sometimes we like to sit at the undulating counter that fronts the show kitchen. And what a show it is, complete with sizzling woks, flaming grills and spinning rotisseries. If youve gamely ordered the fried pickles with your drinks, proceed directly to the oven-roasted oysters with crab gratin or ahi poke with won ton chips. For a main course, we can never resist the twice-cooked crispy glazed duck, chile-crusted rib-eye or beef tenderloin in Merlot jus. In the mood for seafood? We suggest anything wok-seared, like the jumbo prawns in a coconut-green curry sauce, and they also do a fine job with wild king salmon. Save room for a substantial dessert, such as white chocolate mousse cake.