Chef DAT, he of underground dinner fame, is debuting his first restaurant, a moody little date spot called Twenty Seven. They’re taking reservations right now and opening tomorrow night for dinner. (See the photos.)
Inside it’s dark and sexy and inviting, with exposed bricks, red chairs and white tablecloths. So, yeah, bring a date here. We recommend someone who looks good in candlelight and enjoys lengthy meals and bottles of wine.
There are just two seatings each night—a three-course dinner at 6pm and a six-course dinner at 8:30pm—and the menus are prix fixe.
But you still have to make some decisions, because when you reserve your table, you’ll choose your menu from a choice of garden (vegetarian), land (wild game), sea (pescatarian) and signature. That last one is a well-rounded menu that changes with the seasons. Think sequoia-smoked white cod and sous vide venison. Then stop thinking and eat.
Oh, and behind that black curtain is a real conversation piece of a hallway/bathroom situation. We’re talking pill bottle mirrors, Janis Joplin lyrics and Jimi Hendrix’s face on the wall. So that’s fun.
But now, the bad news...
There is none.
Sorry we tricked you.