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Chez Sardine
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Today 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pm
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183 W 10th St New York, NY 10014
183 West 10th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10014
(646) 360-3705chezsardine.com
$$Restaurant, Asian RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pm
Monday 5:30 – 11:00 pmTuesday 5:30 – 11:00 pmWednesday 5:30 – 11:00 pmThursday 5:30 pm – 12:00 amFriday 5:30 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 amSunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pm
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Hip, corner eatery with a seasonal menu focusing on Japanese influences including sushi & seafood.- Google
"Breakfast Pancakes: I thought this was the best dish I had here."
"Chopped scallop, quail egg and trout roe- I opted this for myself."
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Lisa Tran
5 months ago
Thank you for accommodating me even though I messed up on my reservation date. Looking at its menu, I wanted to like Chez Sardine so so much. The innovative pairings of seasonings, the decadent array of fine ingredients (foie, roe, pork belly,etc), the not-cheap-but-I-guess-I-can-splurge-today prices... all made for such high expectations! I entered the space... quite small but poppin' with people and good music (hip hop what what!). We did family style and got everything "appetizing" on the menu. Breakfast Pancakes: I thought this was the best dish I had here. The ikura (roe) complemented the yogurt and mini pancakes well. As each bite was met with an explosion of saltiness. I felt that the tartar was put there to draw people in to buying the dish, but it didn't do much for the dish. I didn't even know it was there. Duck Chirashi: Go to chinatown, buy some roasted duck, buy some kimchi, put it in a rice bowl with some spicy mayo and there you go. Not bad but paying $14 for this is not worth it. Roasted Pork Belly: the presentation was cool. Poached egg on top of a pork belly. Egg does make any dish better. Did it make this dish better? Yes. But it still wasn't great. It didn't wow me. I came here to be wow-ed! Foie Gras & Smoked Cheddar Grilled Cheese- Legit just a grilled cheese with cucumbers. It says "pickled cucumbers" but the cucumbers had NO vinegary sensation to it. The foie was VERY VERY hidden. Foie is a diva. It deserves the spotlight! I personally don't think cucumbers in a grilled cheese is a good combo so I really hated this. Chopped scallop, quail egg and trout roe- I opted this for myself. YOLO. Sad I did.. It was an interesting combination, but not one that wow'd me :( I thought one of the best things was the amuse bouche: the daikon in bonito flakes. Interesting combo.. I might make that soon. All in all, don't have high expectations. Come not starving and with a big wallet and you'll be satisfied.. I guess.
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Alexis Guerra
a year ago
I was taken here on my birthday recently and fell in love with this little place. Th! The staff was knowledgable and helpful, the menu was brimming with delicious options and the food was impeccable! We started off with the udon noodles, which were delicious and a unagi hand roll - two great dishes to share. Then we moved onto the wagu beef ( my ultimate fave of the night) and tried the maki tempura, which was a visual feast for the eyes as well as a feast for the stomach! They were also trying out a new cocktail menu - the few that I had were delightful, there was a bit of a wait as the bartenders became acclimated with the new drink list, but our waitress was quick to bring us some complimentary sake to hold us over. Overall, it was a delicious dining experience from start to finish! They even brought us over a little dessert ramekin of earl grey ice cream topped with granola crumble at the end of our meal a sweet and delightful little treat! This is the perfect place for special occasions or friends visiting who have a palette for the unusual (yet delicious)!
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Christopher Westendorf
a year ago
Went here for a birthday dinner based on a friends recommendation. I had the seasme noodles which was the most interesting and delicious thing I ate. The surprising part of it was the introduction of the fish taste. For the main course I had the maki roll, which is a beast. Each piece is larger than a home cooked hamburger and eating it reminds me of the chipotle burrito experience where each bite has a different ratio of the ingredients and thus makes for a renewed intoxication of tastiness. The final dish was the kobe which was a straightforward steak on a plate but its kobe and that meat needs nothing else besides it because you probably would end up hating everything else in the shadow of the kobe's glory.
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Ewelina Kosciow
a year ago
I love this place! The brunch is so unique and full of flavor... I had the smoked char bowl and this octopus pancake thing (sorry not sure what it is called) I was reluctant to write a review only because i don't want too many people knowing about this gem. The restaurant is fairly small, so make sure you make reservations, or get there early.
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David Gill
12 months ago
Superb. I dined there last night and it was just fantastic - the food, the presentation, the service, the wine list. But don't expect traditional Japanese. I just read a review in the NY Times and can't believe it. Clearly the reviewer wanted traditional Japanese and seems offended that the chef is trying his own thing. But I have eaten in many excellent restaurants around the world and this is up there with the best. A real treat.
James Wiley
a year ago
Izakaya meets Gabriel Stulman atmosphere. Food pretty good but over-priced for what it is - the same old 'inventive' Japanese food
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Yan Sim
a year ago
Chez Sardine was not that well rated on Yelp, but I came on a friend's recommendation. It was unique in that it blended a western and Japanese feel. The food was well done too. Definitely worth a try - though they don't take reservations!
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Clayton McGratty
a year ago
Chez Sardine is a great Izakaya-style sushi and seafood spot in the heart of the West Village. They offer a range of really delicious and inventive pieces - think tapas but with sushi that has some western flair to it. The cocktail list also shares the same approach to diversity and is well-thought out. Though pricey, this place is a great addition to the Fedora, Joseph Leonard and Jeffrey's Grocery family.

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