This Sushi Bar Only Has 8 Seats & Only Serves a $300 Omakase
SUSHI NOZ is not your average sushi bar, so be prepared. Serving only $300 edomae-style sushi omakase (which is a fancy way of saying, “dishes curated by the chef”), brothers David and Josh Foulquier brought SUSHI NOZ to life on the principle that they follow classic Japanese tradition and give New Yorkers something truly authentic in this realm of sushi cuisine. And with only 8 seats in the entire restaurant (with an additional 6 for those seeking something more private), you’ll want to nail down those reservations ASAP. Fun Fact: there isn’t a single nail in this entire establishment. Everything from the walls to the 400-year-old-wood bar is held together with sand, stone, and wood.
After the two of you experience true Japanese delicacy, switch gears from Asian cuisine to Spanish wine. Take a seat at Pil Pil’s red, padauk wood bar and choose from the selection of (literally) glowing wine bottles dressing the bar backdrop. Between the marble bar top, brick walls, and thick, twisted vines hanging from the ceiling, you’ll feel totally transported while the two of you test their wine selection—and maybe even nibble on some light tapas (assuming you’re still hungry). If you prefer something a little more intimate, call ahead to request a booth in the back of the restaurant for some romantic, Mediterranean vibes.
181 East 78th Street, Manhattan
265 East 78th Street, Manhattan