BY Lisa Lindblad
March 30, 2014
In restaurants I usually go for the smaller, more intimate spaces rather than the splashy stage sets of which Jean George’s Spice Market was an early, successful example. But EN Japanese Brasserie on Hudson and Leroy doesn’t sacrifice its food to the textured, dramatic, warm interior design. A large restaurant, it offers three types of dining experience – sushi bar, individual dining tables and communal tables with high, comfortable bar stools.
The food is beautifully presented and delicious.
Small Kyoto dishes, fresh tofu which is sublime, wagyu beef and all manner of seafood added to traditional sashimi and sushi make for a wide assortment of choices. And the cocktails are marvelous, most particularly cucumber and vodka with lime, a touch of simple syrup and salt and pepper. That, with a plate of uni, is enough to lure me back right now.
And it is breakfast time as I write…