Chef Elise Kornack (formerly under April Bloomfield at Spotted pig and sous at Aquavit) is as ambitious a chef as we’ve seen in a long time. The 12-seat space on a brownstone-lined Sackett Street that she runs with her wife (they do everything from hosting, to dishwashing, to waiting tables and cooking) is tasting menu only, with a focus on vegetables. Elise does some stunning stuff with the most simple things: Shitakes and sunchokes are turned into a crunchy, creamy tartare, while a barley miso broth in a dramatically large bowl serves as the mid-meal rest. The space itself is tiny and looks like the inside of a Kinfolk journal—white on white with a smattering of plants and books.

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