Pearl & Ash
New York, NY 10012
From the street, Pearl & Ash doesn't amount to much more than another nondescript storefront on the Bowery. But the unassuming black facade is all part of the appeal of this swanky small plates restaurant. Chef Trae Basore doesn't adhere to a specific cuisine, instead, he uses obscure ingredients to craft plates like sweetbreads with bacon, avocado, and crawfish mousse, and chicken liver and foie gras torchon. Adventurous, communal food is the name of the game here, all served by a highly trained and attentive waitstaff.