203 E. 10th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Second Ave.
By Dimes on 6/24/2004
This tiny, but interesting dessert bar offers a 3-course tasting menu for $12. Service is great (at least for the day I went); food is good and be sure to sit by the bar if you like to see how these delicate desserts are made. Good range of choice on menu, from cheesecake to custard to chocolate tart…Great date place as well. That being said, however, portions here are extremely tiny, so tiny that a sneeze will probably blow everything off your plate. Big groups and kids are not recommended. Overall, this is a great place for the experience, but due to the lack of food for its price, once is enough.
By emily1 on 3/15/2004
You must go here, period. It will cost you $12 for the most luxurious dessert taste-bud experience of your life. Chika, the owner and chef, has come up with the most incredible combinations to suit every palate. I left very satisfied, can't wait to come back.
By vtavgjoe on 2/5/2004
An original, and slightly risky concept here is anchored by arguably the friendliest, most efficient service in the city, and an ever changing show of ingredients that aren't supposed to play well together. Don't bother with the tables, the bar is where the action is, not just the chefs, but the other diners make for an atmosphere resembling a winery, discussing in deep detail the various courses. It's quite clear that you have little control over your food, Chika and Donna dish it out for you, but for the most part, that's a good thing. A few items could use a little more balance (i.e, more sorbet, less torte in a couple of items), but the experience is truly tough to beat for those people who have grown up, but still like to eat dessert first...and take it seriously.