I rank communal restaurant seating very high on the scale of annoyance. Higher than men who wear jewelry but lower than Bethenny Frankel. And yet iNG so overwhelmed me with its excellence that I would have sat cheek-to-massive-jowl with Ms. Frankel ? while on a date with Mr. T..
iNG?s prices are unbelievably low. The most expensive item on the menu is the delicious shortrib at a no-brainer $24 and it?s HUGE! Think American steakhouse versus Euro-Bistro. For sure 5x the size any other item ever found on a ?tasting? menu. I just don?t know how a normal eater can put down this along with 3-4 other dishes so consider yourself warned. Luckily, the gulf between ?normal? and the portions I consume is fairly vast. Anyway, most other items hover around $10 but for $45, the party can sample a selection with the quite-gimmicky ?tasting by the hour.? Why not just call it a four-course dinner and be done with it? Services are denominated in units of time. Goods are denominated in integers. Massage and lapdance ? time. Bag of chips ? integer. Dear Management: quit mucking with commonly accepted economic principles. Read other reviews. You?re only hurting yourself.
Now that the complaining is over, let us march onward to the food. But since we'll hit the char.length limit, you'll need to read it elsewhere.