Annisa

Annisa

New American Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • New York Habitat
    "A charming West Village restaurant with a great tasting menu."(19 Tips)
    Vasanti W.
    "The fois gras soup dumpling is amazing."(9 Tips)
    Dan S.
    "Foie Gras dumplings are incredible."(10 Tips)
    Bravo
    "great food that past TCM Chef Anita Lo"(3 Tips)
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  • Caroline R.
    Caroline RubinMarch 28, 2015
    Great restaurant for a special occasion. Loved their tasting menu. Lots of attention to detail (like subtle caviar in the miso sable broth). The steak tartetare was amazing!
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangOctober 26, 2015
    Go easy on the bread, get the 7 course tasting. It's an incredible amount of food that takes you across the globe. Soup dumplings, sablefish were standouts. Perfect ambience for any special nights!
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Calling Chef Anita Lo's restaurant "fusion" would be doing it a disservice, but you'll find hints of Asian and French cuisine and techniques in dishes such as the foie gras soup dumplings.
  • Dens
    DensFebruary 24, 2014
    Surprised how great the old fashioned was here. Actually all the cocktails are pretty great. Apparently, really known for their tasting menu too -- will have to come back and check that out.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 2, 2011
    Make your reservations far in advance for thoughtful service, elegant yet cozy surroundings, friendly, attentive service and heavenly beignets. Save room for the chocolate tasting.
  • carla e.
    carla elaineFebruary 8, 2013
    Very deserving of the Michelin star. Love the foie soup dumplings ! Definitely save for a special event with good company & get the 7 course tasting menu !
  • Talisa C.
    Talisa ChangOctober 16, 2013
    My family's favorite special occasion spot. (Get the tasting menu!) The sable and fried silken tofu in broth is the best dish I've ever eaten, period.
  • angela g.
    angela gaylorJanuary 12
    Get the 5-course tasting menu. They tailor it to your likes/dislikes, so everyone will have a different yet amazing experience. Request the chestnut course!
  • Elisa
    ElisaOctober 3, 2012
    Fantastic. My boyfriend says it was "the best duck he's ever had." Pork tenderloin also amazing. And desserts = phenomenal. Chocolate tasting is a must have
  • Vasanti W.
    Vasanti Wall-PersadJanuary 13, 2014
    The fois gras soup dumpling is amazing. The sable with silken tofu, and mackerel with spicy sauce are both very good dishes with complex flavors.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GoldmanApril 10, 2013
    This is a gem. I had the mackerel and the sauce it was in was mind blowing. Spicy but complicated. Not just heat. Never had anything like it.
  • Cameron K.
    Cameron KetchamDecember 31, 2015
    The service is great. If you feel like splurging, the 7 course is delicious. The extra dish and cheese plate are totally worth it.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Favorites are Middle Eastern red lentil soup and grilled cobia w/ caviar. The wine list highlights female vintners. – Green Guide Editor
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 12, 2011
    A charming West Village restaurant with a great tasting menu. They are often booked so make a reservation at least 1-2 weeks in advance.
  • DishEnvy
    DishEnvyNovember 17, 2011
    The tasting menu offers many tantalizing new american dishes, but you must try the Foie Gras w/ Soup dumplings for its amazing combination of flavors.
  • Lauren
    LaurenApril 22, 2013
    Absolutely phenomenal. Amazing food, superb service, great ambiance, affordable wine- hands down one of the best meals I've had in NYC.
  • nymag
    nymagJune 29, 2010
    The perfect special-occasion restaurant? Adam Platt says it’s “an experience that strikes that delicate balance between modern style, classic technique, and pure, old-fashioned gourmet pleasure." Read more
  • Mitchell K.
    Mitchell KaplanDecember 1, 2011
    Go enjoy a expertly chosen, prepared, and presented meal. Beware when going for a forkful of a shared dessert, the oil candles were too hot for my wrist hair from several inches away.
  • Berk K.
    Berk KapiciogluMarch 27, 2014
    I love hanging out in the small bar area. Intimate setting. Bartenders are consistently super courteous. Cocktail choices are good.
  • Tim V.
    Tim VetterMay 29, 2010
    Anita Lo runs one of the most solid kitchens in the Village, but her pastries take it to the stratosphere. Get the 5 course tasting & make sure they include the (off menu) butterscotch pecan beignets.
  • Eelain S.
    Eelain SteketeeJanuary 5, 2012
    classic french technique + essence of asian flavors and the result is superb fine dining. the tasting menu is the way to go here, don't sell yourself short.
  • Roy L.
    Roy LeeSeptember 11, 2014
    The foie gras soup dumpling is delicious I could have eaten a dozen of them. The miso sable also a must get
  • W. Vincent P.
    W. Vincent ParkNovember 16, 2012
    Food& Serive; No questions asked, simply the best in West Village. And?; If you are 35yrs of age, you will still be the youngest guest of the night.
  • Crystal Z.
    Crystal ZhengSeptember 27, 2013
    Everything, even the butter, tasted heavenly! It's organism in the mouth. Get the tasting menu so you can get the variety.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 8, 2012
    Get the tasting menu. Anita Lo’s vision has grown even sharper 10 years after she debuted her intimate West Village restaurant. Read more
  • Bravo
    BravoDecember 2, 2010
    A great place where one can enjoy the great food that past TCM Chef Anita Lo creates. -Carmen Gonzalez, Top Chef
  • Linda S.
    Linda SteenSeptember 22, 2011
    Anita Lo’s is the best Chef. The house cocktail is good. The wines with the five-course tasting menu just excellent.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 11, 2011
    Our most recent meal began with a sublime chicken-liver mousse in a fluted edible cup, a promising firing shot if there ever was one...seared tuna belly with yuzu kosho served alongside tuna tartare Read more
  • Metromix
    MetromixApril 26, 2010
    A ubiquitous Egyptian dish, stuffed pigeon, is reimagined here as liver-stuffed grilled squab on a bed of fava puree (it's her riff on tradition ful medames, a kind of fava stew/mash). Read more
  • Alexa H.
    Alexa HodginNovember 3, 2010
    Definitely take a look at the specialty cocktail list. The lavender drink is heavenly. And the managers are the nicest guys on the block.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    After a year of bad luck, the owners turned to feng shui: obsidian arrowheads and amethyst crystals are buried in the basement here, and walnut and metal essences are mixed into the paint. Read more
  • aisha1908
    aisha1908January 5, 2014
    instead of ordering cocktails, speak to the on-site sommelier. make a reservation the day before.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SteilenJanuary 10
    Foie Gras dumplings are incredible. Miso marinates Sable is great too.
  • KeepRecipes
    KeepRecipesJune 15, 2011
    Try Anita Lo's amazing cooking. Then see how much care and effort goes into each dish by checking out her recipes on KeepRecipes, available for a donation to relief efforts in Japan. Read more
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchulweisApril 12, 2015
    Go for a nice occasion and get the tasting menu. You will NOT be disappointed
  • Smitch
    SmitchApril 7, 2013
    Very satisfying tasting menu. Choose to get the wine pairing; good selection of wines.
  • Holly F.
    Delicious Valentine's Day tasting menu - perfectly cooked duck was surely the highlight
  • Wendy P.
    Wendy ParrFebruary 28, 2012
    The cauliflower gnoccho is beyond. The banana peanut butter mousse dessert is a reason to live
  • Anngelica N.
    Anngelica NOctober 24, 2010
    Very good food. The roasted rack of lamb and the candied ginger vodka cooler (with house made ginger-infused vodka) are sublime.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HFebruary 10, 2014
    Loved the poached sable and lobster dishes. Lamb was pretty bah-ring however.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 5, 2013
    New American fine dining with French and Asian touches from chef Anita Lo.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    April Bloomfield, chef of The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Miso marinated sable w/ crispy silken tofu. Read more
  • Kate H.
    Kate HuyettMay 4, 2011
    The lamb dish is incredible, and follow it up with the malt chocolate dessert.
  • nymag
    nymagDecember 26, 2010
    Anita Lo’s $95, seven-course tasting menu is one of the best, says Adam Platt. Featured in Where to Eat 2011! Read more
  • Dana G.
    Dana GriffinAugust 7, 2011
    Impeccable food and service. Highly recommend the tasting menu!
  • Brigitte G.
    Brigitte GoldOctober 12, 2011
    amazing must try the lemon poppy seed bread pudding
  • Russell S.
    Russell SinclairJuly 7, 2013
    Seared Foie Gras with Soup Dumplings and Jicama
  • David A.
    David AdamsApril 29, 2014
    Cap off the delicious entrees with the bread and butter pudding. It's incredible.
  • MasterCard
    MasterCardMay 31, 2012
    It’s a woman’s world at Annisa. Almost every wine selection comes from a female vintner or vineyard owner.
  • Albert C.
    Albert ChoiApril 26, 2013
    The pork and duck are delicious.
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