Cuisine: Asian, European, Italian, Korean
A 2019 James Beard semifinalist for Best New Restaurant, Passerotto successfully knits the hottest cuisine (Korean) with one of the most beloved (Italian) but it's not a gimmick. Chef Jennifer Kim... Read More
A 2019 James Beard semifinalist for Best New Restaurant, Passerotto successfully knits the hottest cuisine (Korean) with one of the most beloved (Italian) but it's not a gimmick. Chef Jennifer Kim knows her way around kalbi and kimchi then surprises diners with a Tuscan cantuccini for dessert and Lambrusco on the wine roster. Between her culture and stints at restaurants like Nico Osteria, the result is "fun Korean fare" and your tastebuds and wallet will both smile. Expect painterly presentations of raw fish (like kombu-cured hamachi with grapefruit emulsion); seductive small plates from Trumpet mushrooms and sunchokes to sweetbreads and spare ribs; satisfying noodles and rice dishes; and a couple of entrees sized for two like kalbi - glazed short ribs with "Mama Kim's Kimchi." You'll be treated to a number of seasonal banchan, small side dishes, with either entree, too.
- Best Restaurants: "Podo Pop!. 4-9pm Sundays brings wine specials by the glass and a unique dinner menu of Korean comfort food."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Passerotto is turning out fresh, creative Korean (with a dash of Italian) cuisine in a completely unpretentious atmosphere plus spot-on service and fun vibe.