NY Daily News: Ultimate Summer Guide 2012: New restaurants
High-profile chefs unveil a fresh batch of eateries just in time for summer dining (and drinking)
TOY The Gansevoort Hotel, 18 Ninth Ave., between Little West 12th and W. 13th Sts.
TOY is the latest restaurant venture from twins Derek and Daniel Koch, of MPD fame. Opening this week in the Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking District, TOY will serve a modern Chinese menu with Japanese influences created by executive chef Doron Wong. The 7,000-square-foot dining concept comprises three spaces: an indoor/outdoor raw bar in the hotel’s lobby; an expansive outdoor dining terrace overlooking Hudson St. and a bi-level main dining room that will feature a private dining area overlooking the restaurant. Try the shrimp “toast” cigars with golden mustard plum sauce, hidden lobster dumplings with shiitake mushrooms and coral sauce, Lee’s 18-vegetable Singapore salad with seared rare tuna and plum ginger vinaigrette, and the signature lacquered mahogany chicken.
BY AMANDA P. SIDMAN
JUNE 17, 2012