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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED nine75 Restaurant Review: This sleek, stainless-and-black restaurant has the kind of welcoming ambience that makes first-timers feel like regulars. The menu, specifically designed for sharing, offers innovations and variations on old favorites. Settle into a booth or a low leather couch in the bar and start with a smattering of small plates from the raw bar---ceviche shooters, thin slices of flash-seared yellowtail sashimi and a selection of premium oysters from both coasts. We also recommend the wonton tuna tacos, crunchy calamari, lobster tacos and, if your throat is feeling a little scratchy, a big bowl of “not your mama's chicken soup.” Don't leave without having some Kobe beef sliders---mini-burgers that will remind you of Fourth of July barbecues out on the patio. When we're hungry for a big meal, we'll have the meatloaf or fried chicken, although the lemon grass-roasted chicken is always a temptation. For dessert, you can't go wrong with buttercream-frosted peanut butter-and-chocolate cake or an order of freshly made cotton candy. There's an excellent wine list; but, in keeping with the retro-comfort theme, try the Ovaltini---a martini made with Absolut vodka, Ovaltine and cream.