Jeffrey Chodorow's China Grill Management swaps this clubby Asian eatery into the former Tanuki Tavern space. True to Meatpacking form, the 7,000-square-feet venue sports outlandish design details: A glass-and-black-steel staircase, Chinese porcelain-like walls and a 1,500-pound fractal mirror hanging from the ceiling decorate the space. Diners can nibble on Far East–inspired plates, such as lobster dumplings with shiitake mushrooms, a long-bone short rib with Szechuan pepper sauce, and lacquered mahogany chicken, from chef Doron Wong (Shang). At 11:30pm each night, revelers can grab a glass of bubbly and listen to DJs cranking out party tunes.
|Venue name:||Toy (CLOSED)|
18 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||at 13th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Sun 6pm–midnight; Tue–Sat 6pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $27. AmEx, MC, V|