The menu at Miae Lim's Franco-Japanese venture duplicates many of the standout dishes at her previous spots, Mirai Sushi and the now closed Ohba. It's a perfect marriage. Kobe beef carpaccio is sliced thin as paper, fanned out, and topped with crunchy fried garlic, daikon greens, and a dark soy-ginger sauce; maple-leaf-smoked duck is served moo shu style, with pancakes, hoisin sauce, scallions, and a mango chutney. The presentation is uniformly exquisite, with most dishes on oversize and unusually shaped white porcelain plates. Along with cocktails and a long sake list there's an impressive wine list divided into sensible categories (some by varietal and others by style) and featuring many reasonably priced and rarely seen options that work well with the cuisine. The adjacent lounge has late-night hours and serves cocktails, specialty rolls, and a few appetizers. The urbane patio overlooks the river and features cabanas for parties of two and four.
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At the lounge adjoining this swank Japanese restaurant, there are cocktails and a long sake list, plus specialty rolls and a few appetizers. The urbane patio overlooks the river and features cabanas for parties of two and four. —Laura Levy Shatkin