13 Barrow Street
I sat at the bar by myself for half an hour (reading Night by Elie Wiesel for class... how depresseing) until my friend Abby showed up, but my friend Mike was an hour late to dinner! Luckily it was a Wednesday night and not too busy so they didn't seem too bothered by it. But since high school, that's been the story of my life- drinking by myself waiting for my friends at the bar...
Anyway, I was told that Annisa only had female staff but that turned out not to be true. It was an elegant little restaurant- quite quiet with an older clientele. I saw Chef Anita Lo walk into the restaurant but she didn't greet any guests. I think that the executive chef/owner should always greet their guests. That's how it is in Japan but I feel that famous chefs in the U.S. let it get to their heads and they forget that they are in the business of hospitality.
Sunday, February 6, 2011