I really wish that I had discovered Bar Gato before everybody else. It completely stands out in NYC and just happened to be the perfect antidote to this less than perfect day. The cocktails were thoughtful and delicious. And the okonomi-yaki was completely different from the last version of this I had elsewhere but good enough that I ate the whole thing myself.
Far East Side – sake, tequila, shiso, elderflower, lemon, yuzu bitters
Goto pickles – house pickled local vegetables, yuzu-green chili paste
Gobo french fries – fried japanese burdock roots, red chili salt & wasabi salt