Fans of Hung Huynh can catch a peek of the Top Chef season-three winner at this three-story megarestaurant, serving Asian-inflected seafood platters. The 260-seat space features an oyster bar and bistro on the first floor, an open kitchen and two chef's tables on the second level, and a glass-enclosed lounge and rooftop terrace in the penthouse. Diners can choose from a wide-ranging menu that includes dishes like octopus carpaccio dressed with wasabi, soy and ginger; Dungeness crab tagliatelle with flying-fish roe and tomato sauce; and a crispy whole red snapper with oyster mushrooms and a chili-garlic sauce.
21 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||at 13th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Sun 6–10:30pm; Tue, Wed 6pm–midnight; Thu–Sat 6pm–12:30am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, Diner's Club, Disc, MC V|