Le Mary Celeste is named for a 19th-century French ship that went adrift after a wrong turn home from New York, a nautical homage that is supported by nuanced crudo dishes and an excellent selection of oysters. Chef Haan Palcu-Chang is half-Chinese, half-Romanian, and his culinary training comes from experience cooking in Thai and Classic European kitchens. So it makes sense that his food is a patchwork of ingredients and inspiration, with inventions like Chinese crepes stuffed with pork knuckle and kimchi. The wine list reads like a who’s who of the natural wine world right now, with the likes of Arianna Occhipinti, Alice and Olivier De Moor and Karim Vionnet gracing its pages. The restaurant deserves kudos for its cocktail menu as well, which always boasts a solid seasonal selection of balanced drinks.
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- cheap date
- natural wine
- low wine markups
- day drinking
- oysters / raw bar
- craft cocktails
- craft beer
- full menu
- bar food
What to drink
House cocktails. Ask the staff for the latest wine list updates.
Be nice and they might find a bottle of Overnoy off the list for you.
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