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.
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!
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
Very good dinner time here first time. Will go back definitely
Loved this place! Unfortunately it's closed now.
Excellent food. Cozy place. Pleasant stuff. Try tuna truffle appetizer - to die for! Will definitely come back again.
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!
Cherry has outstanding food and service. It's an oasis in the crowded noisy meatpacker "scene"
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....
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.
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.