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There is no printed menu at this intimate, graciously serviced restaurant. Instead, chef/owner Johnny Monis sends out 12 or more tastes of what can only be described as “divine inspirations.” These might include dates filled with mascarpone, or a brioche with monkfish liver, or charred octopus with tomato and fig. (Komi will accommodate those with allergies or dietary restrictions; just be sure to call ahead.) This is not a place for loud conversation, nor is it hoity-toity. I wouldn’t even describe it as the domain of foodies, although foodies certainly flock here. A dinner at Komi is really about slowing down for a short while, focusing on your tastebuds, and being renewed. Note that Komi serves only wine and beer, no cocktails.

Tip: If you can’t book a table at Komi, try Chef Monis’s Little Serow, a stools-only, walk-ins-only restaurant in the basement of the building next door. The Northern Thai menu is prix fixe, $49 for seven courses served family-style, and authentic. You’ll know you’ve found Little Serow when you see the line.