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22 Hawthorne St. (Howard St.) Send to Phone
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Chef Corey Lee offers progressive American cuisine at his debut venture.
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Benu Restaurant Review

: Benu is the long awaited debut from chef Corey Lee, former chef de cuisine of The French Laundry and opening sous chef at Per Se. Lee's first solo venture is a soft, contemporary space with minimalist décor at 22 Hawthorne Street (formerly TWO restaurant) with room for 48 guests; a landscaped inner courtyard provides a serene entryway into the space. Cuisine is progressive American, with inspired combinations such as rigatoni with braised sea cucumber, oxtail, star anise, red wine and butter, and lobster with chrysanthemum, tofu and beech mushrooms. À la carte options include appetizers, pasta and rice, fish and shellfish, meat and poultry, and cheese and dessert. An eight-12 course tasting menu is also available and changes according to the season and Lee's creativity. A private dining room seats 18.

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