Cherry

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213 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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Cherry is a unique restaurant that offers Japanese dishes that have a heavy French influence for a completely new taste. Sake Sommelier Chris Johnson offers about 80 sake variations every night.

Explore new tastes with a Cherry signature dish, such as the tuna tart with creamy ponzu, red onion and white truffle oil or perhaps the almond shrimp with toasted almonds and sudachi vinaigrette or even the black cod shumai with squid, shrimp, black garlic and scallion. There are also soups and salads like cucumber and tomato, seaweed salad or warm mushroom salad to choose from. Other unique menu items include steak au poivre, grilled squid, fried chicken negimaki, along with innovative sushi and rolls.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Monday to Wednesday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday to Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(212) 929-5800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Cherry can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (866) 890-4185
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Cross street
8th and 9th Ave
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Parking details
Valet parking is available. Please see the front desk of the hotel for details.
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Public transit
A, C, E to 14th St Station
L to 8th Ave Station
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Special events & promotions
The main dining room is available for parties of 75-120 guests for a seated dinner, or 150-250 guests for a cocktail event.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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5.0Dined on July 31, 2015

We felt like we had found a secret place as we passed through the moon gate entry and descended the stairs into the restaurant. The room was cozy and elegant with a classy lounge like ambiance. It was decorated in deep reds and gold and every chair was super comfy.

We began with saki martinis with cucumber that were fresh and bracing.

Now for the food! We had the restaurant week meal and it was amazing. The appetizers were simple, classic Japanese fare: Miso Soup or salad. The miso soup was some of the best I have had.

The main dish was the star of the show: In addition to a choice between steak or sea bass the chef included several items: three kinds of sushi rolls, two types of sashimi and 2 crispy rice and tuna croquettes. Everything was wonderfully presented and tasted as good as it looked.

The desert was a warm bread pudding that was out of this world.

The waiters were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We never needed to ask for water.

We are now hoping for a special occasion so we can come back and order off the regular menu!

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2015

Very good service and tasty food too. Went on restaurant week, the portion was just right. Bartender was very accommodating, I told him I wanted something spicy, and he put a little twist adding chilly to my cocktails and it was yummy

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2015

Very good dinner time here first time. Will go back definitely

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2015

Loved this place! Unfortunately it's closed now.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2015

Excellent food. Cozy place. Pleasant stuff. Try tuna truffle appetizer - to die for! Will definitely come back again.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2015

This place was an amazing surprise! Tasty food (fusion) and a detailed sakê menu! Try the fois gras with ribs gyoza and the lobster tacos!

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2015

Cherry has outstanding food and service. It's an oasis in the crowded noisy meatpacker "scene"

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2015

The tuna tart will ruin you for all other food. Nothing can compare. You will eat it, and you will wander the earth in a daze, wondering how you ever called all that other garbage you put in your face "food". The texture, the subtle way the flavors evolve in your mouth... life-changing. The rest is awesome too. The decor is fun, the seating is loungy, the lighting is perfect... but that tuna tart... that tuna tart....

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2015

We dined at Cherry on Saturday night. The service was very good and so were the cocktails! My husband had the fuji apple martini and I had the saketini. Both were delicious! For apps, we had the tuna tart, which was outstanding! and the yellowtail with jalapeno, which was good. For rolls, we had the red snapper and spicy tuna. It was the rolls that I found the fusion between French and Japanese most questionable. The use of well-made creamy sauces, which speaks to the French fusion aspect of the restaurant, masked all taste of the rolls. I could have been eating anything within those rolls and not been able to taste it except that the red snapper roll was quite dry in texture. We also had the cod shumai which is an interesting concept but the taste was lacking. For dessert we had the chocolate mousse. The French aspect to the restaurant shined through successfully with this course and the mousse was enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2015

Cherry offers a great menu of delectable dishes..from its Foie gras gyoza to their Tarte Tatin.

The appetizers were an original take on the classics and the sushi was of excellent quality. The music was at the right level to still be able to have a conversation on a Saturday night. The cocktails were quite good.

Katherine and all the servers were very hospitable and attentive.
Wonderful dinning experience recommended to all.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2015

Great service, typical Meatpacking Chic, good food and nice ambiance. Loungy and not crazy. Not too young, not too old. NICE.

Great food! I had a very particular order and they accommodated. I'll be back!

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2015

Took us two hours to get our meal. We weren't even hungry anymore by the time the remaining dishes finally arrived.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2015

The entire Cherry experience is fantastic. Each dish is a true masterpiece in taste, visual presentation and concept. Gorgeous ambiance. It's the real NYC deal.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2015

underground so probably better in winter but the sushi menu has very interesting twists and ingredients. Good was great. Cocktails too. Would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2015

I enjoyed the sushi very much and was prepared for poor service based on some of the reviews. The service was as exceptional as the sushi! I would definitely go back for good food, good service and cool place where you can actually have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2015

Excellent service and food. The ambiance is very relaxing. Will be going back.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2015

Great atmosphere and good eats...

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2015

This was my second visit. I had been there on a business dinner a year ago and wanted to come back. My fiancée and I had a friend visiting and decided to come.

The atmosphere is very cool, though it is not at all what you'd expect for a French-inspired Japanese restaurant. You climb down the stairs to find yourself in what look like and old British colonial lounge, with dark wood and plush red velvet.

On my first visit I remember being struck by the unique food preparations, and I was glad to see my memory was correct. they have a lot of tapas-size appetizers and dishes, so we started with the signature Tuna tarts - two thin, crisp round tarts with some sort of buttery truffle spread overlaid with thinly sliced tuna tartar. Yum! We rounded out the appetizers with black cod shumai and then decided to do the sashimi/sushi omakase. The quantity was reasonable for the price, the presentation was beautiful, and the fish quality was outstanding. Surprisingly (for me), one of my favorite pieces was a big-eye tuna that was out-of-this-world tender, with a rich, buttery flavor. I like to save my best for last, and decided to give that honor to the uni, which was a wise choice: from the lightness of it (both in terms of color and flavor), I am pretty sure it was from the Santa Barbara area - definitely not the heavier, east coast type.

We topped off dinner with desserts, sampling a full range that included the triple chocolate mousse, the green tea meltdown (spectacular - like a green tea lava cake with a small dollop of red bean ice cream) and the Suntory bread pudding, which was also delightful.

I should also mention that the place was a bit noisy - not a surprise it being Saturday night - but much less so than other restaurants in the meatpacking district. We were able to have conversations all evening without having to strain to hear each other. I suspect that the draperies, velvet furniture and carpeting all contributed.

In all, this was a delightful dinner!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2015

We ordered 5 different small plates (appertizers) to share between the two of us. The crunchy salmon roll; tuna tacos; vegetable tempura; kanpaci were all very fresh, delicious and prepared in a unique way. I had a glass of prosecco since they ran out of plum wine, and my friend had a glass of the house sake. The staff is attentive. The tables and velvet seating were comfortable. My only complaint would be the dim lighting. We couldn't even appreciate the old portraits that lined the upper walls. Also, the 2 flights of carpeted stairs down to the restaurant are completely unexpected. In fact, the lights were off on the 2nd set of stairs which they fixed when I informed them about it. Overall, I would recommend this place for the good food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2015

The perfect dinner spot to bring your significant other on a dressy date night or your girlfriends on a GNO preclubbing. Awesome food, attentive service and amazing ambiance. Would dine here again

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2015

The waitress for our table is not that good, we order the sushi omakase, but they served us sushi and sashimi combination, and we don't wanna change cause it'll be wasting the food.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2015

As always, Cherry didn't dissapoint. Creative fusion at its best. Don't miss the tuna crispy rice...ever. Amazing evening!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2015

Great Place and good food. Very well presented with good choices of wine.
A bit dark but creates an amazing vibe. Fancy couches and comfortable to sit on.
Overall a good recommendation for people visiting new york. Can be used mostly for dates not for meetings with clients.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2015

This was my second time visiting Cherry. Pretty much the polar opposite of last night. On my first experience, the food was cooked perfectly and was delicious. The service, however, was extremely slow and pretentious. This time around, the service was very friendly all around and each course came out very quickly. The food was a different story. Our fish and rice dishes were overcooked and not as tasty as last time. The place was more crowded overall. After our recent experience, I am hesitant to come back here considering the sky high prices. Though, the ambiance is really nice so I would give it another try but it wouldn't be on the top of my list.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2015

Maybe it was because we were not drinking and spending too much, but all of the servers basically ignored us. It took about 15 minutes after we had clearly finished our food for anyone to come over and remove the plates. The bread pudding dessert was truly delicious though!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2015

Went here for Restaurant Week dinner. I had the miso soup (good), the tuna crisp (very good), sushi and sashimi (very good), sea bass (excellent), and dessert (good). Service is friendly but slow and inattentive. However, it is a bar and restaurant so the vibe is fun and relaxed.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2015

I had been recommended to try Cherry by a few friends. One specifically said it was his favorite restaurant in NYC, however he said it had slow service. He stated if it had better service he'd go there all the time. I agree, the food was absolutely amazing, however we did not get seated till about an hour after our reservation time! Other than that, everything was perfect! Great server, great food, great decor, loved it!

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1.0Dined on January 14, 2015

Weird, creepy ambience. Lousy, slow, uninformed and unintelligent service. Expensive, too. The best thing this place has going for it is the lovely hotel staff who graciously directed us down to the air-less, subterranean restaurant. Oh, and the dessert was good.

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2015

I've walked past Cherry a number of times, not knowing what kind of restaurant lay behind the hidden, dark doors. As it turns out, a fantastic Japanese/French fusion restaurant with lush decor and fantastic food. Our waiter was attentive, recommending a dish we would have missed (and loved more than what we originally ordered). When my girlfriend requested jalapeño for the tequila she ordered, he returned with a jalapeño/agave mix that was just perfect. The ambiance is great for a date or special occasion, and seems large enough for groups. Because it's hidden away subsurface, down a flight of stairs, your friends will think you're in the know for finding it. A little expensive for the amount of food plated, but this kind of restaurant is more for an experience than value anyhow, so that's not a turnoff. Seating for two was a little tight, next to other patrons (despite a an abundance of available seating). We were lucky in that our neighbors made an appetizer recommendation to us, and we appreciated the input. Great experience, definitely recommended.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2015

Always best to go during a weeknight to avoid the long waits for tables here! Always a great experience dining here, and this time did not disappoint. Always recommend the unique and superb menu to anyone I could. This time the Lobster Roll really hit the spot.

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3.0Dined on January 3, 2015

I have been here 4 times now. When you walk down the large flight of stairs into this underground restaurant, couldn't the lighting be a little better? They are a little pricey with a limited menu. The food is delicious, as are the desserts! Make sure you ask questions about the size of the dish like the Omekase (for $48).. was only 6 pieces of sushi and 3 pieces of sashimi... not worth $48 by any stretch of the imagination! There are also so many service people in the dining area it is very difficult to tell who your waitstaff is... and the lighting is minimal.. it is very dark. After dinner was complete we were asked if we wanted dessert, we said we'd think about it. No one came to our table for more the 20 minutes. It took about this same amount of time to get our check and we were one of the first tables to be seated... and this was a Saturday night. I can't image what good service there would be considered. They even charge you for green tea refills... Next time I'll go to my favorite place... Monster Sushi on 23rd Street, the service is always impeccable and friendly, the food is always fresh and delicious, and the portions are plentiful.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2014

Amazing sushi! Gave the whole restaurant complimentary champagne on New Years Eve

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1.0Dined on December 20, 2014

Haven't had such bad food in a long
Time. Don't bother going.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2014

Innovative food, good service. I definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2014

We selected Cherry based on Opentable reviews and we're not disappointed. Expecting a quiet, romantic destinations. We were initially surprised by the noise level in the main dining room. Happily we are escorted to a smaller dining room with tables of couples rather than larger groups. The wait staff were wonderful, cheerful and knowledgeable. The drink selection was interesting ( I had a Bordello, highly recommended). The only part of the meal that I was less than impressed with was the Little Neck Clam tart, the salt level was so high it was almost inedible. The lobster rolls were to die for, my crispy salmon was excellent and my husband had a sushi plate theat looked a beautiful as I tasted. Dessert was a warm banana tart topped with ice cream, yummy! We will keep Cherry on our list of places to go in Chelsea.

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3.0Dined on December 10, 2014

I was hoping for a very good dining experince. Instead I got very average. Since the restaraunt is next to the Dream Hotel, I thought that it would veryd with a fun ambiance. The food was decent (ordered sushi). The wait staff were not attentive and the physical plant is long in the tooth and void of energy.

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4.0Dined on November 28, 2014

Consistently good drinks and great food...never misses...

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2014

Wonderful place to have a quiet romantic dinner, found it on OpenTable and the reviews are accurate, I only gave service 4 stars as the waiter forgot two items off our order, but other than that, service was perfect. Un obtrusive and responsive. Ultimately we had over ordered and the items we that were forgotten would have been too much anyway, so he did us a favor.

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2014

As soon as you walk down the low-lit staircase down to the restaurant you know you're in for something special. We ended up eating tapas style for our entire meal picking out the following appetizers:

black sea bass carpaccio - WOW...fresh, thinly cut slices that burst with citrus flavors
foie gras shortrib gyoza - rich and full of flavor; the foie gras was fully present in taste with the cherries adding a nice finishing note
tuna tarts - simple yet fresh and the hint of white truffle oil was an awesome touch
spicy tuna roll - the roll was inside out, with a good amount of tuna and very flavorful mayo
and we had one other beef dish - which was good, but not as memorable as the others as I can't remember the name of the dish!

Overall a great spot - with good service (could be a slightly more attentive) and very solid food!

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5.0Dined on November 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.

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