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Sep 16, 2008 08:42 AM

Open kitchen aside from Degustation?

Just wondering, does New York have more great "open kitchen" restaurants like Degustation?

I am looking for non-Japanese/sushi, though. Also, aside from Robuchon and Boqueria.


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    1. Open Kitchen/Counter seatings/Eat at the bar (upscale? casual?):
      The counter at Shopsin's
      The counter at Chikalicious
      The seats the "pass" at Hearth
      Momofuku Ko (good luck getting in)
      the Kitchen Counter at the Beacon (tasting menu only, only on Thursday nights, IIRC)

      I'm sure there are more tapas/wine bar places where you can watch the chefs cook but not all seats have a view of the kitchen. Terroir is one. Casa Mono. I'm sure there are others....

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      1. re: kathryn

        I guess you can add Apizz and Luzzos, both of the ovens there are right out in the open.

        1. re: ESNY

          Second the Hearth and Apizz suggestions.

        2. re: kathryn

          I'm actually looking for restaurants that are centered around the open kitchen / cook in front of you concept.

          So I guess Ko, Chikalicious and Degustation fit the bill. Are there others?


        3. I haven't been to Boqueria in a few months. The times that I was there, I did not notice that they had an open kitchen.

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          1. re: RCC

            Peasant has an open kitchen, but there's no seating that looks over it.
            Same with Fairway Cafe and Steakhouse.

            Casellula has an open kitchen with bar seats that can look over the food and drinks preparation.

          2. Adding to the list is Dell'Anima

            1. Mercat has a counter by the open kitchen, with 4 seats, I think.