Annisa

Annisa

New American Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • The experts at Michelin Travel & Lifestyle and The Wall Street Journal recommend this place
    • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    • The Wall Street Journal
  • New York Habitat
    "A charming West Village restaurant with a great tasting menu."(19 Tips)
    Chris M.
    "Foie Gras Soup Dumplings - Grubstreet's #32 NYC dumpling"(10 Tips)
    Bravo
    "great food that past TCM Chef Anita Lo"(3 Tips)
    Roy L.
    "The miso sable also a must get"(2 Tips)
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  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisMarch 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, 2016
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rock Raines
    Rock RainesFebruary 19
    Wanted to try this place for years and finally did tonight. Food was good; Service ok. Overall experience wasn't special though. I'd say I wouldn't rush back but they're closing soon anyway. \_(ツ)_/¯
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SteilenJanuary 10, 2016
    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
  • aisha1908
    aisha1908January 5, 2014
    instead of ordering cocktails, speak to the on-site sommelier. make a reservation the day before.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchulweisApril 12, 2015
    Go for a nice occasion and get the tasting menu. You will NOT be disappointed
  • Holly F.
    Holly FitzgibbonJune 16, 2016
    Delicious Valentine's Day tasting menu - perfectly cooked duck was surely the highlight
  • Smitch
    SmitchApril 7, 2013
    Very satisfying tasting menu. Choose to get the wine pairing; good selection of wines.
  • 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
  • Wendy P.
    Wendy ParrFebruary 28, 2012
    The cauliflower gnoccho is beyond. The banana peanut butter mousse dessert is a reason to live
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 5, 2013
    New American fine dining with French and Asian touches from chef Anita Lo.
  • 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.
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui Yu1 week ago
    So glad I got a chance to dine here before it closes for good. Foie gras dumplings were my favorite.
  • Kate H.
    Kate HuyettMay 4, 2011
    The lamb dish is incredible, and follow it up with the malt chocolate dessert.
  • Dana G.
    Dana GriffinAugust 7, 2011
    Impeccable food and service. Highly recommend the tasting menu!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brigitte G.
    Brigitte GoldOctober 12, 2011
    amazing must try the lemon poppy seed bread pudding
  • David A.
    David AdamsApril 29, 2014
    Cap off the delicious entrees with the bread and butter pudding. It's incredible.
  • Russell S.
    Russell SinclairJuly 7, 2013
    Seared Foie Gras with Soup Dumplings and Jicama
  • 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.
  • Bora L.
    Bora LimOctober 3, 2011
    The seasonal mackerel entree is AMAZING!
  • Akash J.
    Akash JainJuly 12, 2015
    7 course tasting menu with wine pairing
  • Leslie P.
    Leslie PadgettAugust 7, 2010
    The cocktails are luscious. Ask for Jake. He'll mix you up right.
  • Bob T.
    Bob TroiaJuly 15, 2015
    If you are sitting in the back... "Corner!" :)
  • Brittany
    BrittanyDecember 4, 2012
    Delectable, melt-in-your-mouth food.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MaliwatDecember 15, 2016
    Foie Gras Soup Dumplings - Grubstreet's #32 NYC dumpling
  • Jake S.
    Jake SzymanskiJuly 18, 2012
    Get the Fois Gras Soup Dumplings.
  • Lauren O.
    suuuch delish drinks and the chocolate dessert is to die for. :)
  • Rob W.
    Rob WoodMay 27, 2010
    Order a tasting menu. You can't go wrong!
  • Kaydee B.
    Kaydee BJanuary 30, 2015
    The food was fine but the service was excruciatingly slow...on a Wednesday.
  • Amelia T.
    Amelia TanOctober 26, 2014
    Tasting menu, dumplings, pork
  • The Salup Group
    The Salup GroupSeptember 7, 2010
    We recommend trying the Chawan mushi or barbacued squid- can't go wrong with either.
  • David W.
    David WeberMay 3, 2014
    Foie gras soup dumplings!
  • olivier P.
    olivier PEYRESeptember 3, 2014
    Foie gras dumplings!
  • Charlie G.
    Charlie GarciaJanuary 26, 2013
    Great nuvo Asian dishes
  • Chris R.
    Chris RameyJanuary 18, 2013
    Request a booth.
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanNovember 11, 2014
    roasted rack of lamb
  • Katie A.
    Katie AAugust 14, 2012
    Get the mackerel
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyApril 21, 2015
    2015 James Beard finalist for Best Chef - Anita Lo
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaDecember 21, 2011
    One Michelin star.
  • Laura Y.
    Laura YagermanOctober 3, 2012
    Michelin 2012 ★
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyMarch 5, 2015
    2015 James Beard nominee for Best Chef - Anita Lo
  • Jumana I.
    Jumana IMay 6, 2014
    OVERRATED!
  • scott p.
    scott polkAugust 18, 2010
    Food is awesome here seriously ...
  • Carl-Adam S.
    Carl-Adam ScheeleOctober 3, 2015
    Drinks was ok
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