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79 Solid

An upscale seafood spot with white-leather banquettes frequented by a who’s who of the well-to-do.

142 Mercer St., New York, NY, 10012


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Here we have restauranteur John McDonald’s Soho spot that is equal parts seafood and scene. Amid banquets and décor straight from the pages of Yachting magazine, the moneyed (and the hangers-on) share plates of black sea bass crudo, nori-crusted tuna, and California rolls made with Alaskan king crab while downing pricey cocktails and dutifully ignoring the occasional celebrity diner. It’d be easy to dismiss this raucous restaurant, but the food is actually pretty good and takes the otherwise mundane, like a plate of bucatini, and elevates it with uni and blue crab while providing a sushi list so extensive that it sometimes enters Jiro’s dreams. In other words, prepare to break the bank and have a good time doing it.

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