Monday, April 16, 2012

Nobu, NYC

For dinner on Tuesday evening in NYC we hit up Nobu, the celeb hotspot partly owned by Robert De Niro.


The menu was quite extensive, but reasonably priced.  The drinks were pricey ($17 for a martini), but beer was under $10.  I had a grapefruit martini, which was perfection in a glass.  It was clearly made with the top shelf liquor.

Emma and I snapped a few shots while waiting for our appetizers ...


Then I pretended we got married while we admired our new rings.  


Love is in the air!  (It really is ... hers is an engagement ring! Tiffany & Co.).  Mine is a cluster of diamonds set in yellow gold that I stumbled upon and couldn't leave NY without.  NY made me do it.

I ordered the enoki mushroom tempura, which came with 2 pieces.  It was the best tempura I have ever had.  And because I love tempura (ummmm batter - hello!), I also ordered a shrimp tempura hand roll.


I tried a piece of this roll and sipped miso soup until my meal came.

I ordered the steak, which was good ... but not as good as the crispy rice with salmon which easily makes the top 5 list of best morsels of food I have ever consumed.  


I shared many bites of my steak for "just one more" taste of this interesting crispy rice dish.  

I would go back for this dish a million times over.  You must try it if you are ever in Manhattan and can get reservations at Nobu.  To. Die. For.

Do you have any standout dishes from your travels that occupy a special place in your food memory?  What and where?


Why am I here??? said...

What was the total food bill like?

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

With tip $133 for two.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

That includes 2 drinks as well.

Alli said...

I have so many great trave/food memories, but a real standout was at Jamie Oliver's restaurant Fifteen in London. Everything about the place, food, service, ambience was beyond amazing. The meal was incredible, but I still have dream about the Lasagnetta with Welsh Lamb Ragout. By far one of the best pasta dishes (or anything dishes) I've ever had.

Kacy said...

That sounds fabulous! I love Robert De Niro!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow - saw the comment with your food bill and for a memorable meal like that, I would say that is not bad at all!

And wait - did your friend get engaged on your trip???!!?!!

Your ring is gorgeous, too, by the way.

A food memory that stands out for me is the duck dish I had in Paris. If you watch SATC, it was the restaurant that Big's ex-wife takes Carrie to in season 6. It was amazing. I was skeptical about eating duck as it wasn't something I'd had before, but I am glad I tried it as it was perfection!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

@ Lisa - yep she did! Also, duck is delicious!!!

Why am I here??? said...

Oh that's not bad at all. I figured it would be over $200. SWEET!

Anonymous said...

I've heard of Nobu but have never tried it. It's on my list of restaurants now!

Ameena said...

I've been to Nobu here in Los Angeles and I found it to be...okay. I think here it's just overpriced because of all the celebrities that eat there.

Maybe I should try NYC's outpost!

Anonymous said...

we got the omikasa at nobu and loved it. So fresh and each dish was amazing and DIFFERENT. The service was awesome too! Glad we both got to enjoy it! But you went to the nyc one!!