Industry kingpin Richie Notar—a Studio 54 busboy turned Nobu co-owner—rolls out his first solo venture, a posh 120-seat seafood restaurant, decked out with antique chandeliers, stained glass windows and a marble bar. Notar borrows Danny Ye from the Nobu empire—formerly executive chef at the Southampton location—to consult on the menu, featuring dishes like a seafood pie in warm puff pastry, pan-roasted Scottish salmon with chorizo and turbot a la plancha with Manila clams. Pair dinner with a bottle of an Italian or French wine, and end on a sweet note with a granita flavored with Pimm's liqueur, or a cup of gelato with custom toppings.
111 E 56th St
|Cross street:||between Park and Lexington Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 5:45–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q, R to Lexington Ave–59th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|