Natsumi breaks new ground with their innovative modern Japanese cuisine. Barbara Matsamura and Chef Haru Konagaya team up here to create a strikingly new destination—two separate experiences in two adjacent sites: an elegant restaurant and a trendy Tokyo-chic bar/lounge. The word Natsumi, defined as "the reflection of the beauty of summer," is certainly evoked in this tranquil and colorful setting. In fact, the whole room is infused with a warm golden glow and earth tones. To set the mood, you'll certainly want to start with one of the distinctive and refreshing drinks or great selection of wines. Fortunately, the wine list is international, with white, red, sparkling wines, and champagne by the glass and bottle.
Because Natsumi specializes in modern Japanese cuisine with a touch of Italian ingredients, you'll find a striking array of creative dishes such as sashimi arugula salad, new style yellowtail carpaccio, and a truly innovative lobster green tea ravioli. The creative menu relies on unique preparations with dynamic flavors. The restaurant is divided into distinct dining areas, a cozy space with intimate booths, a sushi bar where diners can watch the chefs compose, and in the front, the windows open to the street.
Natsumi is a continuation of owner Matsumura's successful career as a restaurateur, which has seen her open fifteen thriving restaurants in the tri-state area, including Ms. Matsumura and Chef Haru's expansive chain of Japanese restaurants and sushi bars, aptly titled Haru. While he may lend his name to other ventures, Natsumi consumes the large portion of Haru's personal attention, where he adds unparalleled flair and zeal to the creation of the city's most delectable dishes.