Address: 22 Orchard St., Chinatown
Status: Soft opens tonight
Somewhat ahead of its official Tuesday debut, Fung Tu, the "creative" Chinese-American restaurant from Nom Wah Tea Parlor owner Wilson Tang, former Per Se chef Jonathan Wu, and Mas Farmhouse alum John Wells soft opens for dinner tonight. The restaurant is very different than Nom Wah — the small, sleek space has a marble-topped bar, wooden booths, and a wall lined with wine shelves.
Wu's menu mixes traditional ingredients with some more contemporary items. It includes many small dishes and several large ones, ranging from fried egg rolls stuffed with pork belly, leeks, olives, and chili, to whole steamed fish with fennel, chili, tangerine, and fermented black beans, or dumpling knots with tingling ground pork sauce. Along with that are a few cocktails, beers, and a wine list from acclaimed Chicago sommelier Jason Wagner. Check out the full menus, below. Fung Tu is open for dinner every day except Mondays, and is now accepting reservations.
Previous Coverage: Coming Attractions, 5/1/2013; Coming Attractions, 9/25/13
Further Reading: The Lo-Down, 4/30; New York Times; Grub Street; The Lo-Down, 11/21