Ok, so originally I planned to cook a nice dinner at home today, but plans changed and I ended up going to En Japanese Brasserie. So we begin... first over to the train station, down the long tunnel...loooong tunnel at York street to wait for the F train, which seems to take forever to come.
En is on Hudson street, which is technically just above TriBeCa (the Triangle Below Canal). Given this is above Canal street, I guess it would be localed in the West Village.
We were a group of 6, so we just ordered a bunch of stuff off the menu to share. I will see if I can remember all the dishes.
First was one of their specialties, which was their house made tofu, which they make every hour and a half.
Next up was the tuna avacado tartare, pretty standard fare. Decent, but not amazing.
Next -- some awesome fried shrimp balls, simply served with lemon and a grilled pepper. I can't remember the name of these peppers, but they must be in season because it is the 3rd time I have had/seen them in the last week.
Next up, some seaweed wrapped sweet potato that was mmmmm deep fried. It was served with a small dish of salt for dipping.
Next, the miso black cod that every Japanese place is making, based upon the original Nobu dish.
Next, rock salt encrusted fried chicken, again served with Lemon.
Finally, a giant sushi platter that we all demolished it pretty short order.
Overall it was a pretty good meal. My one complaint which I voiced earlier (the noise level) really wasn't a factor tonight. The food overall was consistant and good. The hit of the evening was the friend shrimp balls, and I personally really liked the tofu.
I apologize for the picture quality. As you can see the quality of the pictures increased as the evening went along, mainly due to me tweaking the settings on the camera.