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9 Crosby St. (Grand St.) Send to Phone
This airy restaurant in the Mondrian SoHo focuses on seafood.

Breakfast daily, Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Imperial No. Nine Restaurant Review

: Imperial No. Nine presents an elegant yet casual dining setting at the Mondrian SoHo hotel. The airy garden room features a glass ceiling with crystal chandeliers, and there’s also a bar area with a communal table and a second dining room off the lobby for additional seating. Start off with hamachi crudo or the cold smoked duck salad with wild arugula, pickled jalapeño and green tea citrus dressing. Seafood is the focus of the menu, so continue with caramelized scallops with roasted broccoli, oven-dried tomatoes and pine nuts or wild striped bass with spiced green lentils, pickled pearl onions and sunchokes. Desserts are especially admirable, in particular the "caramel corn" with salted caramel ice cream and sweet popcorn powder, and the goat cheese cheesecake with fennel apple salad, green apple granita and lemon sorbet. The wine list offers a decent selection of Champagnes, complemented by an extensive liquor collection including single-malt Scotches, Bourbons and mezcals.
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