In case you were worried that there aren’t enough places to eat in the Arts District with exposed pipes, hanging plants, and golden accents, Nightshade opened up at the start of the year with all of those things. But this Asian-American spot feels different because it’s smaller and a little cozier than the warehouses around it. The menu runs through a whole bunch of different Asian dishes - there’s a tom yum bloomin’ onion, congee with pork floss, Szechuan hot quail, and lasagna with pork ragu and tofu cream. They’re mostly the right balance of interesting and delicious. With great cocktails and dim lighting, Nightshade is a fantastic date night option in this restaurant-heavy area.
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