Imperial No. Nine

9 Crosby St.
New York, NY 10013
Imperial No. Nine

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  • $$$$
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Sam Talbot has migrated from Montauk to run this expansive seafood restaurant in the Mondrian Soho Hotel. The gorgeous atrium room resembles a winter garden designed by a Miami Beach decorator for whom Alice in Wonderland is gospel. You'll encounter a voguish menu of shareable plates that emerge from the kitchen "as they are ready"-awkward if you're the sole vegetarian and the stewed black chickpeas hit the table dead last. And beyond this sucky setup, your meal is a crapshoot. But some dishes-like the king crab and the shrimp 'n' blue grits-truly show off the chef's talents.

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