NYC Hotspot Find: Hi-Collar

NYC Hotspot Find: Hi-Collar | meltingbutter.com

HI-COLLAR, EAST VILLAGE

I keep saying “this is my new favourite restaurant” but this time it really is, promise. Hi-Collar is one of those no-details-spared Japanese hotspots. It’s a Parisian-inspired cafe by day and restaurant/sake bar by night. The place literally transforms as soon as the barman stealthily slides the wall-to-wall cabinet door to reveal the sake selection and at the same time conceals all evidence that it was once a coffeehouse. Remember to request a demonstration; it’s like magic before your eyes.

And so is the food. Fusion cuisine doesn’t manage to excite me unless the Japanese are doing it and Hi-Collar does not disappoint with their subtleties  – they merely flirt with the idea of western cuisine (think al dente pasta with uni) while they stay true to their fabulous roots.

Best Bit: Dining here is like stepping out of New York City right into the Japanese jazz age

http://www.hi-collar.com/

214 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-7018

NYC Hotspot Find: Hi-Collar | meltingbutter.com

It’s a Japanese café one minute and a sake bar the next

NYC Hotspot Find: Hi-Collar | meltingbutter.com

Covet-worthy crockery at Hi-Collar – Photo: http://instagram.com/paulbarbera

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