Tuome Features Modern American Provisions With Chinese Influences

[tw-divider]The Scoop[/tw-divider]

  • Tuome — pronounced “tow-me” — is a cozy restaurant in Alphabet City, by chef Thomas Chen (previously of Eleven Madison Park), that finally does justice to Asian-American fusion
  • The small menu is innovative and refined while also managing to stay approachable. Chen takes the best of both American and Chinese influences and creates outstanding dishes like the octopus (pork XO — a spicy Cantonese seafood sauce — and brown butter), and the fan-favorite for two, Pig Out (Berkshire pork with spicy peanut noodles)
  • This isn’t your average Alphabet City restaurant; intricate details around the space (old wool spools and rustic wooden floors) give Tuome a homey feel. Stop by for happy hour (6-7pm) and get $8 cocktails, try their eclectic wine menu, and sample some light snacks like the crispy deviled eggs or Quack on Brioche (duck confit and daikon relish)
[tw-divider]Insider Tip[/tw-divider]
It’s pretty difficult to save room for dessert at Tuome, but if you pace yourself, the Chinese beignets (only dessert option) are a must-order; the hot pastries are served with citron marmalade, red-bean-glazed ice cream, and goat’s milk caramel ($12)