Jonathan Morr, owner of the sleek Japanese joint Bondst, opens a late-night restaurant serving sushi and French-inspired bites. Slide into a velvet banquette to sample sashimi and rolls (like crunchy red snapper and shrimp cocktail), from chef Andy Choi (Le Cirque). Mains—like a bouillabaisse with red mullet and clams, or a steak au poivre—are grounded in Gallic technique. Order a glass of sake after 11pm, when the lights dim and the vibe turns more loungelike.
355 W 16th St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 6pm-2am; Fri, Sat 6pm-4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average sushi roll: $10. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|