New York Opening: Toy at the Gansevoort

As most kids even know, toys are for playing, food is for eating. But the Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC Hotel‘s new restaurant Toy (with Susur Lee protege Doron Wong at the kitchen’s helm), by its very moniker, seems to be encouraging a blurring of the two.

Indeed, the Jeffrey Beers-designed eatery serves such fun sounding dishes as shrimp toast cigars, hidden lobster dumplings, and long bone short ribs. Some rather histrionic graphics and a wild mirrored fractal ceiling only add to the sense of restaurant-as-wondrous-entertainment. There’s an oyster and sushi bar, as well. But grab a seat on the outdoor terrace, to take in the best fun of all–the ever glorious show that is MPD people-watching. 
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