Photos: Nicole Franzen (Interiors)
Bar Miller, a jewel box omakase restaurant from partners Jeff Miller and TJ Provenzano (the duo behind acclaimed sushi restaurant Rosella) has arrived in the East Village at 620 East 6th Street, between Avenues B and C.
The team offering a 15-course menu utilizing sustainably sourced, North American seafood and local produce, showcasing both traditional Japanese preparations such as nigiri, sashimi and chawanmushi, as well as more innovative dishes that feature pickled and preserved ingredients.
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Photos: Melissa Hom (Food)
The opening menu from Chefs Jeff Miller and James Dumapit features Pickled Oysters in Nori Sauce, with pureé of nori, oysters, pine nuts, olive oil, and chardonnay vinegar; The Bar Miller Salad, with chrysanthemum, lobster, and ginger dressing; Bluefin Party Platter with tuna of differing ages and fat content served with various seasonings; Chawanmushi & Smoked Uni; a variety of eight Nigiri including Hudson Valley Smoked Trout, Bluefish, Chopped Fatty Tuna, South Carolina Shrimp, and Sea Urchin; Beef Tartare Hand Roll; and Spanish Mackerel in a whitefish broth with seaweed butter. Two dessert courses round out the menu including Corn Ice Cream with caviar and Amazake, a traditional Japanese drink made of fermented rice, served with stone fruit jam.
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The beverage menu features a curated selection of local, small batch, and sustainable wine, cider, and beer. A variety of sake is also available, sourced mostly from Japan, as well as a few local brewers like Brooklyn Kura and Kato Sake Works.
Guests enter through a discreetly marked solid white oak wood door. The intimate space, designed by James Beard Award winner Anna Polonsky of Polonsky & Friends, is anchored by an eight seat deep green quartzite omakase bar and features custom, natural oak and burl wood walls, and original oak parquet floors with custom rice paper ceiling lights and overhead lighting made from milled scallop shells. Works from local artisans can also be found throughout the space.
For more information, visit barmiller.com