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191 Orchard St. (Stanton & E. Houston Sts.) Send to Phone
Modern American cooking on the Lower East Side.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Wed.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Core One Nine One Restaurant Review

: Plushly upholstered dark leather chairs add a clubby note to this cozy cutting edge restaurant on the Lower East Side. Young chef Stephan Boissel, who previously worked under Paul Liebrandt at Gilt, brings globe-trotting flair to tapas-style shareable plates as well as a few entrées. Start with asparagus, accompanied by a medley of wild mushrooms and sautéed in a tangy vinaigrette or the grilled swordfish, which Boissel somewhat daringly (and successfully) pairs with corn and chorizo espuma. Then there’s spice-rubbed duck and its supporting cast of figs, Greek yogurt, and sesame-pine nut dressing. The menu’s tour de force is the tennis ball-size buttery sautéed sea scallop surrounded by a wading pool of savory sherry-hazelnut vinaigrette. Service is attentive and if they recommend a menu item, they’re almost always on the mark.
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