Günter Seeger NY

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80 Good

A tasting-menu-only restaurant in an intimate dining room. 

641 Hudson St., New York, NY, 10014



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Günter Seeger has been, quite literally, everywhere during the course of his long career, and this little slip of a restaurant, which won a Michelin star almost the minute it opened a couple of years back, down on Hudson street, feels like a kind of quiet curtain call. The narrow, railroad space is decorated with fresh flowers every evening, in the traditional gourmet style, and the artwork from the chef’s private collection lines the walls. There are two tasting-menu options, one expensive, the other slightly more so, filled with flowery sounding creations like “Red Deer Noisette, Huckleberry” and “Four Sensations of the Oasis Farm Egg.” The frothy, intensely flavored coffee-cup-sized amuse of lobster bisque might have been the best thing we tasted the last time we visited, although if you’re weary of dining in an endless stream of clamorous bar restaurants, and are in the mood for a taste of what used to be called “le Haute Cuisine,” you could do worse.

Adam Platt

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Noise LevelCivilized