Short-lived Romera has been closed for months now, and the space beneath the Dream Downtown finally has a new tenant: Cherry. It’s a “French-inspired Japanese restaurant and supper club” from Jonathan Morr, owner of BONDST and Republic, and executive chef Andy Choi, who’s worked at Le Cirque and Má Pêche. Grub got a sneak peak at the menu, which includes standard meatpacking fancy-pants food like miso-glazed sea bass, tuna spring rolls, and lobster tacos — but actual cherries get no billing. It’s open to the public (but because it’s at the Dream, more like pseudo-models and bankers) on January 9.
Cherry bomb. Photo: Patrick McMullan