The team behind Chinese eatery Antidote in Williamsburg is expanding to Flatiron with a new take on Southeast Asian cuisine at Nemesis. The restaurant, located at 30 East 20th Street, is led by Executive Chef Francis Tanrantana, formerly of Nowan, Morimoto and Momosan.
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At Nemesis, Tanrantana is showcasing dishes like Tiger Prawn Lumpia, A lavish take on a Filipino classic with pork-stuffed tiger shrimp wrapped into a delicate spring roll; Sambal Skate marinated in Sambal sauce and garnished with crispy "fin-bones;" Wagyu Picahna, a 14-ounce American-bred "Washugyu" Wagyu steak in a robust black peppercorn sauce; and Khao Soi Gai inspired by Northern Thai cuisine with crispy chicken, fresh Thai herbs, in a house-made curry noodle soup.
Creative cocktails from Beverage Director Nick Hwang rely on house-made syrups, tinctures, and infusions reminiscent of the speakeasy era. They include BKTea BangKokTea, a whimsical take on a Long Island Iced Tea; Antidote made with Harridan Hand-crafted Vodka and Basil Oil; and Black Mirrora, a heady blend of Kavalan Whiskey and Mr. Black Coffee liqueur.
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The space at Nemesis features a cozy 10-seat cocktail bar with additional seating for 88 patrons, living plant walls, celestial skylight and lots of exposed brick. For more information, visit nemesisnewyork.com