Little place. Hard to get into. One of the best restaurants in America, some say. Well, the team behind it just opened Mott St, a freewheeling culinary playground a few blocks north. It’s a relaxed, concrete-and-exposed-wood kind of place. You’ll go here for your typical night of Mexican-Korean spring rolls, Slovenian rosé on the patio and, of course, giant feasts of roasted fish heads.
Actually, maybe it’s best to just let the numbers do the talking.
0: Signs on the front of the building.
5:30pm: Time you’ll find people starting to line up in front.
64: Seats inside.
30: Seats on the patio.
0: Seats on the patio by 6:45pm yesterday.
1: Vodkas available.
3: Malörts available.
1: Cocktails with tapioca balls (it’s called Storms in Spring, sort of a Dark and Stormy meets bubble tea).
3: Pork dishes on the menu, including whiskey-marinated pork neck.
50: Percent chance you’ll order Funky Miso just because it’s called Funky Miso.
$200: Price of Fish Head with Black Bean Sauce for Six.
24: Hours of advance notice that you need to order it.
At least 3: Times you’ll say, “Am I seriously eating a fish head right now?”