So, my husband and I decided to try the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station last night. I remember a few months ago reading an article in the NYtimes about the workers who are on strike at the restaurant, but it didn't occur to me that A) this striking was still occuring and B) it would somehow effect my evening. In all honesty, it didn't even cross my mind.
We travel from Morningside Heights to Grand Central Station and as we approach the Restaurant, we are met by about 10 men picketing in front. As a social work graduate student with a sense of social consciousness and a husband with the same way of thinking- we couldn't do it. We just couldn't go into the restaurant. And, I have to tell you...
I AM GLAD WE DIDN'T!!
After a quick stop in the book store in grand central to peek at a Zagat, we decided to head back to Times Square and make a trip south on the R to Soho and go to .... TOMOE.
Wow. Amazing. ALL OF IT. From what I hear. Some of you don't appreciate the lack of precision with the knife. I hear you. There was nothing fancy about the food or decor. But tasty, filling, delicious, heafty portions TOTALLY out weighed anything negative WHAT SO EVER about this little hole in the wall next to Lupa. Which reminds me... there was a long line when we arrived. I went to Lupa to see if there was a table available- we were told there was room at the bar. We decided to stick it out at tomoe... I'M GLAD WE DID!
I'm not going to go into details about everything we ordered. Suffice to say, we ordered MANY appitizers, and huge portions of Sashimi and a few pieces of sushi. The TORO Sashimi is to die for.
We left stuffed and grinning.
GO TO TOMOE. Order the Toro Sashimi, and the roasted oysters with mushroom appitizer. YUM.