First Look at Anita Lo’s Annisa, Reopening Tomorrow

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Photo: Sam Dangremond

Youll recall Anita Los flagship, Annisa, closed last July 4 after a kitchen fire, just months after she shuttered Bar Q. The timing was especially painful because Los stint on Top Chef Masters couldve boosted business, and a plan to reopen in the fall proved overly optimistic. But thats all in the past now, because Annisa reopens tomorrow. The new menu, as you can see below, includes some old favorites as well as new items reflecting Los recent travels, such as grapefruit, candied fennel, and elderflower with almond-milk Jelly. The layout of the room remains the same, but at the street-level bar therell now be a proper bar menu. Check out our slideshow to see what shes done with the place. Annisa will be open for dinner from Monday through Saturday, 5:30 p.m. till 10:30 p.m., and on Sunday, 5:30 p.m. till 9:30 p.m.

Appetizers

Warm Salad of Beluga Lentils and Bulghur with Many Onions.
13. appetizer / 25. vegetarian entrée

A Trio of Steamer Clams and Garlic Chives.
16.

Morel and Lotus Chawan Mushi with Sea Urchin.
17.

Field Green Salad with Fresh Herbs.
9.

Steak Tartare with Korean Chili, Yamaimo and Asian Pear.
16.

Tuna: Hot and Cold.
17.

Barbecued Squid with Thai Basil and Fresh Peanuts.
16.

Seared Foie Gras with Soup Dumplings and Jicama.
18.

Entrees
Miso Marinated Sable With Crispy Silken Tofu in a Bonito Broth.
29.

Grilled Halibut with Glazed Radishes, Mustard Greens and Bacon Miso Sauce
30.

Butter Poached Lobster with Ramps, Black Trumpets and Sweet Pea Flan.
37.

Fluke with Caviar and Beets.
31.

Pan Roasted Farm Chicken with Sherry, White Truffle and Pig Feet.
28.

Veal Tenderloin and Sweetbread with Artichokes, Oyster and Black Truffle Sauces.
36.

Grilled Squab with Fava Beans.
30.

Roasted Rack of Lamb, South African Flavors.
33.

Five Course Chefs Tasting Menu
75.

Seven Course Chefs Tasting Menu
95.

DESSERTS - 9.00
Pecan and Salted Butterscotch Beignets with Bourbon Milk Ice

Chilled Pink Grapefruit, Elderflower and Fennel Soup with Almond Milk Jelly

Millefeuille of Strawberries with Ricotta, Pink Peppercorns and Aged Balsamic..

Poppyseed Bread and Butter Pudding with Meyer Lemon Curd

A Trio of Chocolate and Malted Desserts

Ice Cream / Sorbet

A Selection of Cheeses 18.00


Cocktails

Annisa Cocktail 11
Prosecco with Ginger Infused Syrup & Pastis

Kaffir Lime Margarita 12
Herradura Silver, Cointreau, Kaffir Leaf-Infused Lime and Chili Salt

Juniper Sweet 13
Junipero Gin, Mint, Lime and Pomegranate Molasses

Calvados Side Car 14
Busnel Hor DAge 12 years, Cointreau, Lemon and Turbinado Sugar

Candied Ginger Vodka Cooler 12
House Made Ginger-Infused Vodka, Fresh Ginger, Lemon and Soda

Cucumber-Mint Gimlet 12
Ketel One Vodka, Cucumber, Mint and Lime

Bar Menu
Oysters on the half shell
m/p per piece

Fried Squid with Mentaiko Mayo
9.

Boiled Peanuts with Sansho Salt
3.

Crispy Pigs Feet with Mustard
12.

Unagi and Scallion Fritters
10

Annisa, 13 Barrow St., nr. W. 4th St.; 212-741-6699