photo credit: Julia Chen
The world revolves around wagyu at the fine dining Gozu in the Financial District—there’s just not a lot of it throughout the night. Sure, there’s wagyu bacon in the crudo and tartare in the canapé, but don’t expect massive cuts of beef left and right. The wagyu teishoku course, the main event in both the seven- and four-course tasting menus, is a circular wooden board with broth, a singular gyoza, pickles, and rice. It arrives with exactly one, sometimes overcooked wagyu skewer you’re expected to season yourself with the provided salt. At $225 per person ($125 for the shorter menu), this spot seems to cater more to FiDi big spenders who flaunt logoed vests and consider IPOs and bull markets fun dinner conversation. But if that’s not you, there are simply better places to spend your money, like Niku Steakhouse, if you’re after a memorable experience that gets you pumped on beef.