Located in New York City’s bustling Meatpacking District, Cherry is the perfect union of restaurant and supper club. The latest effort from restaurateur Jonathan Morr, Cherry’s intimate atmosphere provides the ideal backdrop for Executive Chef Andy Choi’s menu, which melds modern Japanese cuisine with the French influences he has embraced throughout his career.
Choi’s flavorful menu boasts originality in each of his carefully constructed dishes, with items such as Black Cod Shumai, Miso-Glazed Sea Bass, Tuna Spring Rolls, Uni-Poached Eggs and Foie Gras with Short-Rib Gyoza as well as a selection of interesting and unique takes on traditional sushi and sashimi. A daily, market-driven Omakase menu offers a creative twist on the traditional chef’s-choice experience. Cherry serves its late-night menu until 2am, which includes innovative interpretations of izakaya dishes. With most dishes designed to be shared, Cherry welcomes parties of all sizes creating a convivial environment.
Cherry, with its sumptuous and elegant décor, is a departure from the usual sleek designs of international architectural firm Studio Gaia. Rich fabrics and dark woods cloak the intimate space in romance, while subtle lighting adds to the allure of the room. Inspired by Japanese traditional dining, Cherry’s lower seating heightens the sense of intimacy for its guests.
In addition to a varied selection of artisan, small-batch and traditional spirits and classically modern cocktails, Cherry serves one of the most extensive selections of Sake in the city, personally curated by owner, Morr, and noted sake sommelier, Chris Johnson. Guests are taken on a Sake journey—from small batch brands to those more well-known—through Johnson’s extensive knowledge and passion for this celebrated Japanese wine. Cherry features 125 seats as well as a very special private dining room for up to 18 guests. Cherry serves a full dinner menu Sun.-Thurs. 6pm-midnight; Fri.-Sat. 6pm-3am, late-night Izakaya menu starts at midnight.