What to Eat at Eric Hara’s 9, Serving Skate Schnitzel and Duck-Fat Fries Tomorrow

Turns out Octavia’s Porch isn’t the only new restaurant that plans to serve matzoh-ball soup. Eric Hara, who left Fishtail last year and moved to the Oak Room, is now a chef and partner at Agua Dulce (he replaces Ulrich Sterling, best known for his letter to Time Out). Tomorrow Hara and Sal Romano will open 9, a loungy eatery complete with graffiti wall and D.J. booth, next door to Agua Dulce. Here’s what there is to eat (on team 9’s behalf, we apologize for the misspellings).

cheese steak strudel $9
pretzel dog sliders $9
lobster- mustard seed relish $12
duck & foie gras sausage-peach ketchup $13
merguez-cucumber riata $11
crispy pork skin-zatar, harissa & lime $9
aged brisket sliders-red wine bacon & Vermont cheddar $11
sea urchin & crab macoroni & cheese $12
bone marrow & wild mushroom matzah ball soup $11
butternut squash chowder-slow cooked egg & candied baco n$10
tuna tartar-apples,pine nuts & pumpernickel $12
burrata tortellini-baby beets, basil seed & candied pistachio $12
paper wrapped asparagus with serrano & quail egg $10
fall baby greens-roasted root veg ,goat cheese & thyme vinaigrette $10
Spanish octopus carpacio-pinapple, piqillo pepper & pickled mushroom $13
flat bread of the day $6
Cheeses $5/ea
Chacuterie $5/ea tasso ham-andouille-coppa-guanciale-serrano-salmon
rillette-chicken liver parfait-duck prosciutto

beef cheek “pot roast” $25
root veg, ricotta gnocchi & Yorkshire pudding

Organic Chicken & Dumpling $21
braised collards & chicken juice

Crisp boneless Berkshire pork shank $22
stewed coco beans & sweet & sour cabbage

Skate “schnitzel” $19
caper berries, cauliflower, myer lemon & brown butter

Chorizo crusted chatam cod $22
fall succotash, Swiss chard & chorizo emulsion

herb tagliatelle $21
lobster bolonese, arugula & oven dried tomatoes

roasted corn on the cob-chorizo butter, lime & feta $6
tempura cauliflower-aji amarillo $7
glazed Brussels, apples & bacon $7
whipped potato $6
duck fat fries $6
cream spinach & leeks $6

9, 800 Ninth Ave., nr. 53rd St.; 212-956-3333

What to Eat at Eric Hara’s 9, Serving Skate Schnitzel and Duck-Fat Fries