Sushi's delicate flavors give the mouth a plethora of interesting flavors, and its raw fillings give the stomach a chance to cook its own meal for a change. Appease the body with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi, drinks, and more at Dish Restaurant in Bay Ridge.
Dish Restaurant's extensive menu of upscale Asian fusion delicacies thrills palates with saucy seafood specialties and tempting sashimi concoctions in a sleek, modern setting. The fried rock shrimp rolls in like an edible guitar solo, shredding tasty licks of spicy mayo sauce ($11). Sushi and sashimi lovers can down a wide array of fishy fabrications, such as the kani (crab stick; $3/piece) or ika (squid; $4/piece). Named after its credit score, the excellent roll surrounds smoked salmon with a blanket of capers, asparagus, onions, and masago, with a lining of mayo and black-and-red tobiko for extra comfort ($12). Served with soup or salad and rice, succulent entrees such as the Chilean sea bass with miso sauce ($26) satisfy insistent appetites.
The chic contemporary décor at Dish Restaurant sets the tone for stylish evenings, featuring ceiling-high bamboo shoots, warm lighting, and exposed air ducts for added industrial flair. A live DJ spins a loom of sound on weekends, accompanying romantic dinners and casual get-togethers. An outdoor waterfall garden encircles fresh-air noshers during the spring and summer, and valet parking eliminates the need for foldable pocket-size autos.
Dish Restaurant's complex glass façade pulses with cerulean lights, music, and scents that foretell of the lively Asian fusion menu crafted by chef Jack Woo. Amidst decorative sprays of bamboo, entrees marry salmon, pork, and filet mignon in tempura batter beneath teriyaki, red wine, and other sauces. Wind tousles the rich foliage lining the eatery's extensive garden dining area, where patrons nosh on sushi and sashimi amidst stone walls smoothed by the elements and high-fives from geologists. Bartenders craft drinks from the electric-purple landscape of house liquors, which shiver gently at the bass-laden commands of live DJs.