The enigmatic Jai Yun has started serving lunch, which might be a good entry point to one of the city’s most best regarded and most unusual destinations for high-end Chinese. Normally you go in here, you tell the waiter what you want to spend (dinner is a minimum of $55), and the chef makes you a multi-course prix fixe of whatever he wants. For lunch, you only have to part with a minimum of $18, and you get something in the neighborhood of four courses, including two smaller and two larger plates. Also, they accept walk-ins at lunch, which is a no-go at dinner. You still have to bring cash and whatever booze you want to drink, but the lower daytime price means you might actually have the cash on you to cover lunch if you happen to walk by hungry.
[Photo: Via Gary Soup]