Jeffrey Stout is at the helm of this international small-plates spot, which has been getting a level of buzz that radiates far beyond its humble shopping-center environs. Polished yet casual with a big front bar and patio, a meal here is best enjoyed with a group—so come prepared to max out the menu. Kick things off with a cocktail, then get ready to savor a dizzying array of great dishes, including grilled artisanal bread spread with ricotta cheese and a mélange of wild mushrooms beneath a silky slow-poached egg. Then, slices of firm and fresh hamachi sashimi are arranged with shaved radishes and fuyu persimmon, finely diced avocado and a truffled ponzu sauce. Finally, toasted coconut takes rich butterscotch pot de crème to new heights.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors