At Sake Sushi, amid high ceilings and wood accents, chefs fashion ocean-fresh seafood into signature sushi rolls such as the Sake roll, which pairs spicy crab with cuts of eight-ounce ribeye. On the meatier side of the menu, diners can find aged steaks, Asian-inspired fusion sandwiches, and entrees such as crispy, succulent duck breast with rice cakes and kimchi. Servers splash fine wines into glasses and mix cocktails behind a long, polished bar.
Named after the small restaurants in India they aim to emulate, Dhaba Indian Cuisine engages taste buds with an array of authentic dishes and flavors from across its culinary homeland. Wake up hibernating taste buds with a spicy blast of chicken tikka marinated in a smooth blend of spices and yogurt, or fried mirchi vada stuffed with pickled green chilies. Morsels of chicken, lamb, and prawns fight to hide beneath mounds of rice in the special nawabi biryani and more than 15 savory chicken specialties hold down dishes threatening to elope with curved silverware. Blazing spices scorch taste buds with each mouthful of lamb vindaloo and homemade cubes of indian cottage cheese mingle with a blend of fresh veggies in the paneer jalfrezi's rich tomato curry. Glasses of house wine cool spice-tickled palates, preventing the need to order ice cream between courses to balm sweating tongues.
Eleven is an indoor-outdoor rooftop lounge and pool seated atop the eleventh floor of the Reunion Grande, serving small plates, cocktails, and stunning views. Snack on a grilled romaine salad topped with roasted-garlic-parmesan flan ($9) or crispy vegetable spring rolls with sweet chili sauce ($8) before filling a stomach suitcase with the surf & turf, a delectable duet of lobster ravioli and braised short ribs ($34), or the pan-seared sea scallops with goat cheese polenta, served with a zigzag of caramelized onions across its chest like an edible Charlie Brown ($27).
On weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., cooks at Better Lunch stack sandwiches with sumptuous ingredients: chicken spread with cranberries and almonds, salami with carrots and Italian sauce, and signature egg and pickle salad are just a few examples. Diners can also opt for the soup of the day, or for a crisp salad with all the fixings.
The wines come in reds, whites, glasses, and bottles. The prosciutto, which complements the wine, comes from outside the United States. And an outdoor patio means no one has to drink their wine or eat their prosciutto inside, unless they’d like to look at vino-themed artwork or keep their feet firmly planted in plush carpet. The staff cooks chicken or veal marsala, as well as a number of inventive pizzas, Italian flatbreads, and pasta smothered in ricotta, mozzarella, and parmigiana cheese or drenched in housemade marinara sauce. Bella Tuscany Ristorante Italiano has a Sunday brunch, and the staff can accommodate customers’ every need by offering delivery, catering, and carryout.