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Aug 23, 2010 12:50 PM

Restaurants with tasting menus of more than 8 plates?

I'm headed to NY in a couple weeks and am looking for recommendations for restaurants with extensive tasting menus - I prefer places with small courses but many of them (such as Guy Savoy's tasting menu in Vegas, Alinea's 20+ course menu in Chicago, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon's tasting menu), rather than places with 5-6 course tasting menus of bigger plates. From browsing the tasting menus of some of the city's "top" restaurants, it seems like many of them have the tasting menus with less courses. Can anyone recommend restaurants in NY that have 8-20+ course tasting menus (preferably 10+ plates) that are excellent/first-class? Prefer Manhattan but can be in the other boroughs. I've already been to WD-50 and had their 12 course menu, so not that. Am open to cuisine type. Thanks!

50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
57 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022

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  1. degustation has a 10 course

    1. The standard menu at Per Se is 9 courses, but they may be willing to do more if an advance request is made.

      Daniel serves an 8-course tasting.

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      1. re: RGR

        I've heard of some people doing the extended tasting at Per Se.

        Also Momofuku ko is definitely more than 8 courses and it's not that hard to get a reservation anymore

        Per Se
        10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

      2. NYC doesn't have any restaurants doing "avant-garde" cooking at a very high level (e.g. El Bulli, The Fat Duck, Alinea, but not wd~50), so 20+ course tasting menus are rare. In addition to the suggestions made above, Le Bernardin does have an 8 course tasting menu (and a separate 7 course one as well).

        If you make an advance request, all of the NYT 4 star/Michelin 3 star restaurants will be able to present a custom extended tasting menu.

        Le Bernardin
        155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

        1. Kyo Ya does an 8, 9 or 10 course Kaiseki that is delicious. You have to book a couple of days in advance. 8 is regular, 9 adds a sashimi course and 10 makes your grill plate more complicated and adds a caviar like course I believe.

          Kyo Ya
          94 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

          1. i believe 15 east has a 10 course tasting from the sushi chef and a 10 course tasting from the kitchen.

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            1. re: daffyduck

              sorry. the tasting menus are 7 courses. the sushi and sashimi omakases are 10 pieces.