Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
Weekend brunch at Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya is worth seeking on the second floor of The Thompson LES Hotel on Orchard Street.
There is cheesy rice and lump crabmeat scramble with tomatillo and fresh herbs.
Brisket and bone marrow hash accompanied by a poached egg. (Almost every item on the hot menu is paired with a poached egg to make it more savory and filling.)
Jumbo buttermilk pancake with fried chicken. The fried chicken is seared with matzoh meal, which makes the exterior extra crispy and the interior meat super juicy.
The pastries are accompanied by Vermont Creamery butter.
The ambiance is clean, modern, and minimalist. Mahogany-hued chairs and tables. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Young hipster families. Chicly-dressed Asians. Prompt, attentive waitstaff.