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  • First Review
    June 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 14, 2014
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    3.8
 
 
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Chef Tommy Lai, the first-ever Malaysian chef to receive a Michelin star in New York together with his sister and co-owner, Camie Lai who both hail from the state of Selangor in Malaysia are opened Rasa, a 52-seater restaurant and bar in the heart of Greenwich Village. The establishment features a Malaysian-inspired menu as well as dishes sparked by the sibling’s extensive travels in South East Asia. Traditional Malaysian dishes and street food like Penang Assam Laksa, Yong Tau Foo Curry Mee, Hokkien Prawn Mee and Beef Rendang take the center stage at Rasa. Other favorites such as Roti Canai (tossed fluffy flatbread served with a side of chicken curry), Malaysian Savory Cupcakes (steamed rice cakes with dried shrimp paste, pickled radish, fried shallots and scallions), Malay Curried Wings (traditional dish fried with turmeric and curry spices), and Curry Puffs will also feature on Rasa's menu
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2012
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Although I cannot comment on whether it is authentic Malaysian we greatly enjoyed the sof shell crabs and a green bean stir fry. Flavors in each dish were distinctive. Would deinitely revisit."
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Reservations are for the upstairs Izakaya only and not for the Ramen shop. <br /><br />The Izakaya is a full service restaurant featuring small plates of Japanese tavern fare, as well as a full bar with cocktails, wine, beer, and a large selection of sake and Japanese spirits.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is definitely an izakaya - which means food to have with drinks. While the feel is Japanese many of the dishes are far beyond what a Japanese Izakaya would serve - many interesting flavor combination for example roasted eggplant with a lamb sauce. Vritually all of the small dishes can be easily shared by two allowing one to sample more dishes. Desserts which are not a feature in more authentic Japanese spots are notable here - try the black sesame panna cotta - unusual and delicious."
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies
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RANGE by Chef Bryan Voltaggio offers modern interpretations using seasonal ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic region prepared through classic and progressive techniques. From salumeria, bakery, and raw bar, to the rotisserie and wood fired hearth, each of the state-of-the-art open kitchens showcases the craftsmanship of the chefs.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Restuarant week experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We went fro Sunday brunch during restaurant week - very quiet on an August Sunday. Food was very good and nicely served with the exception of a watermelon sorbet that was pale pink and tasteless. especially liked the hangar steak - fine saucing.
Range is my go to place for meeting people who drive down the Bethesda corridor and of course need parking. ALso very convenient to Metro and Wisconsin Ave busess which I use since I live in Gtown. I have given the ambience a lower rating because I am not sure what I make of a view of a large shopping mall and hotel.
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Dined on 8/24/2014
 2012
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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The Bar Room offers a more casual way to experience an expansive a la carte menu in a vibrant and welcoming setting. The restaurant also boasts an award-winning wine program as well as a carefully curated list of cocktails, beer and spirits. Located adjacent to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Modern’s Bar Room accepts reservations 28 days in advance. The Bar Room also includes a Bar & Lounge area that welcomes guests on a walk-in basis. The restaurant also features a prix-fixe only Dining Room and beautiful Terrace space, overlooking the MoMA Sculpture Garden.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We have been here many times and it is always excellent This dinner did not disappoint. I had summer bean salad and scallops. The bean salad was remarkable in terms of the variety and quality of the beans. Could almost make me a vegetarian!
Service is also always excellent. The room is very well-designed. although it is an interior space there is photo mural of trees that is very well done and provides a nice frame to the setting."
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies
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'Too much is so good, you can't stop eating it. The tandoor-baked breads are not mere swabs for sauce but could be eaten, and enjoyed, on their own; the naan with cilantro and rock salt is terrific, as is the kulcha richly stuffed with minced lamb. Masala Art offers combinations you don't see often around here, but even its more familiar dishes can be revelations. Consider its samosas. They're flakier than a lot of the competition, and their filling of peas, potatoes and sweet raisins tastes fresher, too. A burst of cardamom in every bite helps. In the same vein, soft logs of minced lamb pulse with heat from jalapeno peppers, a shock offset with breezy mint. Pureed spinach is a vibrant green, flecked with corn and rich with garlic...' - WashingtonPost.com
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2012
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Menu has been revised and improved since the last time we were there. Dishes had very distinctive flavors. We will be back. Other reviews suggested that noise levels are high but it was very quiet when we were there on a Sunday evening."
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2012
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