We're ashamed to say that despite eight years living in NYC, last night was out first ever visit to the legendary Gotham Bar & Grill. It's one of those classic places we could never quite afford and didn't have the occasion to visit unless our parents were in town footing the bill. Well, we're happy to report that our first experience did not disappoint, in fact we came away extremely impressed with every plate that we tasted. One of our favorites was a take on a classic tuna tartare - Gotham's version features yellowfin tuna, Japanese cucumber, sweet miso and shiso leaf with a hint of minced shallot, served of course with crostini. The creamy tartare was bright and flavorful, perfectly balanced with the sharpness from the shallot and and the sweetness of the shiso and miso. Gotham Bar & Grill is located at 12 E. 12th Street.