I eat out alot, and so many of the meals I eat are perfectly adequate, even very good, but I rarely remember them. A very few stand out because I can't stop thinking about them for weeks, months after. Some past favorites have been the satays at Mr. Chow, the tunapica at Asia De Cuba, the gnudi at Spotted Pig, the foie gras poutine at Au Pied du Cochon, the beef cheek ravioli at Babbo, the tartare at Morimoto, etc. I have a new favorite--in fact, I think I found two in one evening! The foie gras at Tailor was amazing, a terrine infused with peanut butter, and I know it sounds disgusting, but it was absolutely divine. Too bad foie gras is so expensive and inhumane because I would make this at home and eat it when nobody was watching, like I do with uncooked cookie dough. It is difficult to explain exactly why it was so good, but I attribute it to things mostly textural and something Japanese call "umami." And then, by far the best thing I ate, the miso-butterscotch pork belly, is destined for imitation the same way that Nobu's rock shrimp tempura and yellowtail jalapeno shows up on every pan Asian restaurant in this country. I still keep licking my lips, hoping to find a bit of that deliciously salty sweet wonderfulness stuck in some corner of my mouth. It was that good. The desserts were great, the bar was hopping. This food isn't for everybody--of course, not everybody appreciates innovation or good food. But for those that do, I recommend Tailor because it was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences (for the food, mostly) that I have had in a very long time.
Pros: Keeps you guessing, everything tastes good, delicious straightforward desserts
Cons: Room is a bit spartan, location is not that great