Cherry
Cherry

Cherry

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cherrynyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 929-5800
  • Hours of Operation:
    6PM - 12AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, French, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Special Events: The main dining room is available for parties of 75-120 guests for a seated dinner, or 150-250 guests for a cocktail event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th and 9th Ave
  • Public Transit: A, C, E to 14th St Station
    L to 8th Ave Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available. Please see the front desk of the hotel for details.
A word from Cherry
Located on the subterranean level of Dream Downtown, a crimson staircase leads to Cherry's warmly lit, romantic space replete with plush velvet seating evoking the feel of mid-century Paris.

Cherry, created by co-owner of BONDST, Jonathan Morr, offers an innovative menu of French-inspired, Japanese fare complimented by a collection of more than 80 sake varietals and a list of hand-crafted cocktails.
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Cherry reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (57)fit for foodies (54)special occasion (47)hot spot (42)good for groups (27)late-night find (25)neighborhood gem (20)vibrant bar scene (16)notable wine list (12)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Very romantic
    baseball4
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great seating, tapas style appetizers were delicious assorted chocolate dessert selection could be better but banana tart was superb and beautiful Asian waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    TAGG
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was my first time with this restaurant. I was a bit skeptical when I got to the address; but once you go down the stairs, it's a very pleasant experience. Food was good, people nice and friendly; and for me unusually quiet, (you can have a normal conversation) unlike most restaurants in NY!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was so excited to try this place and the service and food was abysmal! I would never recommend this place to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Drinks and food were great and the decor is outstanding. But the service was pretty slow. I had a large group, so I get it. However, the manager deed offer up great treats as an I'm sorry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Family dinner
    LLum83VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Went to Cherry with a GILT deal, amazing! they took great care of us! Thanks again Cherry!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced
    ManhattanMez1VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Competent sushi, lovely ambience, attentive service. Wine list is limited and exorbitant. Overall simply not worth the check, unless you want to hemorrhage money for the privilege of using chopsticks in an upscale setting. Our 3 apps and 3 glasses of wine = $100.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Many other Japanese restaurants in NYC with similar or better food, and cheaper prices, way overrated!
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  • Highly recommended
    delicious
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Service was warm, welcoming, knowledgable and efficient. Unique ambiance. Huge sake selection. Delicious, fresh food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • highly recommend
    aparker22
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Such great food and presentation! Would definitely recommend for anyone to go try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place rules
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Nothing but positives from everyone in my party of 7. Food is fantastic. Ambiance is too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food and great ambiance
    NYVisitorVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My friends were staying at the Dream Downtown hotel. They usually have very demanding taste. We decided to eat right there at Cherry. We were completely impressed with the ambiance, food and service. A real winner in every regard and in a very hot spot of Chelsea
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!!
    RobNTracy
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The hosts were not the friendliest & somehow forgot we were waiting with a reservation. We were patient and so glad. The food, cocktails and our waitress were amazing!!! The tuna tostada and lobster tacos were delicious. I'm picky, so that says a lot. We also had a roll with snapper that we loved. If only the hosts were as wonderful as everything else....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Cheryljf
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This place is a welcome change to the japanese/sushi set of overlit unappealing restaurants. The scene is loungy, sexy and low lit and Cherry is certainly a hotspot. There are fantastic interesting cocktails, full bar and the food is innovative, fresh and delicious. I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    SweetProteinVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Cherry is now my favorite restaurant. We went for the first time earlier this year and have now been back 6 or 7 times. The miso glazed sea bass, fois gras dumplings, and sticky tuna rice are all out of control amazing. I went back for my birthday party in September and every person attending loved it. That never happens. Thanks Cherry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spot on Food and service.
    Dinevt
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Quiet and unpretentious. Wonderful presentation and great taste combinations all came together with professional service. It was a lovely dining experience for 2.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowded
    CarolinaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I was located at a Table closer to the bar, and had a horrible experience, because of the Amount of people around my table. Some of them tried to lean at my chair more tha once. The food is good, but i will definitely not going back there
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dinner
    JessVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was phenomenal. We loved the short rib gyoza, uni on crispy rice and everything else we had. Service was perfect. Was quiet early then got really loud and crowded around 9.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner
    happycouple55
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My wife and I went to Cherry two nights ago and everything from the decor to the food to the service was excellent. We'll definitely be going back soon. This place is a real gem. Great for people that eat dairy free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    gracydance
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I have been to Cherry 3 other times, but this time was very unique. We brought my sister who flew in from Texas and loves sushi. My sister is highly allergic to peanuts and I wanted to alert the staff before we came in because my sister is a bit shy to tell everyone out loud that she has an allergy. When I made my reservation through OpenTable, I wrote in the notes hoping that the staff at Cherry would read it before we arrived. When we actually did arrive, the hostess found our reservation and quietly mentioned that she received the note of the peanut allergy and would notify the waitstaff. I was very pleased and my sister was able to enjoy her meal with no embarrassment. The meal was amazing and thank you for everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYCbywayofLA
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Try the tuna tart. It's the best thing on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem but pricey!
    scubaSteve
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Very cool ambiance, almost felt like an old smokers lounge with all the velvet and the low lighting. Very quiet. Great food and delicious drinks, but the steak was $36, a bit pricy for what was received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING TASTE!!
    SaxxynycVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food at Cherry is an art form. Not only does it sound and look delicious, it tastes amazingly delicious. The presentation is beautiful, the service is impeccable and the taste is worth coming back to, over and over again. Thank you for such a delicious and creative meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it...
    foodie123VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went there with a Gilt voucher (Omakase Dinner for Two) and were really excited to try it out but I have to say we were extremely disappointed. Appetizers were just ok and the sushi was so bad. The fish was so smelly and tasted really bad. Save your money and go to another place... I am glad we had a voucher but even with the voucher this place was so overpriced considering how bad the food was... If you do go there go for drinks since they have a big selection of Sake. Also the Banana Tarte Tatin was good.
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  • Love Cherry!
    LLum83VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We're back again! this time, we had a GILT coupon for cocktail and sushi roll! The 5 of us came and had a wonderful time! Cherry we love you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • drubie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Cherry is my new favorite restaurant! The service was great and the food was exceptional!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great date-night spot
    Sera3
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Cherry should be praised for its sexy ambiance and great food. Everything is done with a delicate hand and the service is equally refined. I thoroughly enjoyed the omakase dinner with my significant other.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find!
    JMM13
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    From the moment we got to Cherry everything was top shelf. Todd at the bar mixed up great house cocktails--the Noissette was fantastic and my wife loved the Bordello. Then the food was unique without being over the top. Every bite was a burst of varied flavors blending to perfection. The tuna tart was some of the best tuna I've had in recent memory. The capper was the chocolate mousse and banana tart at the end of the meal. Just a great spot for a wonderful evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love2eat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great service, the food was ok. The décor is very nice, special for special occasions. will def visit again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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  • cherry tops expectations
    SteveNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Extraordinary food served in a jewel box of a restaurant. Staff could not be more informed or gracious. Try the tuna tarte, the fois gras gyoza, the must sea bass. Green lava cake with red bean ice cream is heavenly. A wonderful experience all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very, very romantic!!
    Rasec669
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I love this place, and let's start with the first impression when you come down the stairs. It was dark and everything was red. My date was very impress. Of course it was going to be pricy but It was worth it. The bar tenders offer a great service!! Te come to any special night!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mickeyVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    the food is ok. the best thing that i liked there was a drink called "Bardello". it was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Japanese food
    msbnyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The tuna tarts with truffle oil and the crispy shrimp with almonds are fantastic appetizers. The miso bass is delicious and velvety in texture and our sushi selection was diverse and delicious. The green tea cake with red bean ice cream is one of the best desserts I have ever had. I could have easily had a couple of those by myself. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 133 reviews are from the Cherry reviews archive.
  • Great Date Spot
    italyusa
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Must go. Entrance down the stairs is stunning, bar is beautiful and the rooms is in sexy red with great banquets, tables and couches.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was horrible. I thought I was going to dine on exceptional food but, it was quite the opposite. Totally not worth the money
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  • Overpriced with lots of attitude
    EllenMVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The staff is pretty sure they're working in a way cool place, but the problem is, the food runs from fair to terrible & you have to pay a lot for it. I ordered a grilled sardine special that was covered with so many things that it basically tasted like nothing. But worse, i also ordered a smoked trout & horseradish dish that was truly inedible, so of course I didn't eat it. The staff came to clear the plates & didn't ask a word about why it was all still there-- they just cleared it away and brought dessert menus without asking. We passed and went elsewhere. You should too...
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  • Great
    Cinese306
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I celebrated the anniversary w my fiancée. The food was superb. The ambience was good but it was too noisy to be tagged as "romantic".
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    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lOve the space & the food
    AliEats
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was my second dinner @ Cherry & was extremely pleased again. No waits, reservations taken seriously, I like that. Great food & eclectic mixtures of flavor, texture, color & styles are served at good timing. No rush out which is very nice. Fun cocktails w/delish ingredients to change it up a bit. Great atmosphere & decor make it full circle for me. Overall, I would highly recommend and return myself on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • itsnotcarlosVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    A nice place to catch up with friends and have a conversation. Staff was attentive and accommodating. The foie gras and short rib gzoyas are amazing.
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  • Cool trendy & good food.
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The place is nice. Food was good, small portions, attentive staff. Worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Double Date!
    LLum83VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Went for dinner with my fiancee and another couple. We had two GILT Omakase deals, the individual portions were delicate but all together it was great deal, we were quite full after the full meal! Great ambiance, love this place! Will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate