What to Eat at Juni, Shaun Hergatt’s New Restaurant Opening Tonight

Satur Farms tomatoes, with tomato gelée.

Shaun Hergatt left his ambitious namesake downtown restaurant a little more than a year ago, and when he did many watchers thought it signaled another blow to fine dining in New York. But tonight, Hergatt's new restaurant Juni opens in the Hotel Chandler on 31st Street. And, from the look of things, his loyalty to high-reaching, Michelin-quality cooking is as strong as ever. Here's what to expect: dishes like delicately arranged baby tomatoes with basil and tomato gelée, caviar-topped avocado with peekytoe crab, and veal tenderloin served with quinoa, burdock, and hon shimeji mushrooms. Four courses will run you $90, six courses go for $120, and a ten-course tasting menu clocks in at $180. More budget-minded diners, though, will be happy to know that dishes can be ordered à la carte as well ($20 for app-size plates, $40 for entrées, and $15 for dessert). See a few samples, and scope the full menu, straight ahead.


Potato fondant, black bass, flourless gnocchi, curls, summer truffle sabayon. Photo: Melissa Hom


Hass avocado, peekytoe crab, Californian caviar, citrus coriander. Photo: Melissa Hom


Feature Ridge farm eggs, golden corn, summer trufflePhoto: Melissa Hom


Hudson Valley foie gras, Frog Hollow peach tartare, pistachio dust. Photo: Melissa Hom


Frozen meringue, lemon, blueberry, sage. Photo: Melissa Hom


The dining room. Photo: Melissa Hom


Another look at the dining room. Photo: Melissa Hom


The bar. Photo: Melissa Hom

Menu [PDF]

12 E. 31st St., btw. Madison Ave. and Fifth Ave.; 212-995-8599