It's been a while since I've really fallen in love with any restaurant but I think Nouri comes close. I first enjoyed Chef Ivan Brehm's cooking at Bacchanalia, but now without having to be restricted to a fixed genre he creates magic with his "crossroads cuisine". Expect big bold flavours, balanced by skilful use of herbs and acid. For my 5 course tasting menu (lunch), the first 3 courses were seafood based (hirame ceviche, carabinero prawn, acaraje fritter on crabmeat) , and the main was a meat (wagyu beef). I actually enjoyed the seafood more but that's personal preference. If you found odette rather meh like I did, come here instead.
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Service is relaxed and friendly (vs. stuffy and formal) the way I like it, but not as professional as other starred restaurants, Eg. sommelier didn't come over to discuss wine choice despite our server asking him to, very slow to top up wine, bill somewhat rudely presented before we asked for it.
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ūüí°i chose the $108 menu as the main for that day was wagyu beef rather than normal tenderloin in the $88 menu. Just ask your server for the difference (menu varies seasonally).

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