Yakiniku Futago, the Japanese barbecue in the Flatiron District, has spun off a pricey sister in Nolita. It answers to the name of Nikutei Futago, and if you’re planning a visit, don’t go on an evening when you have a curtain to catch or some other form of diversion planned. The house advises allowing 2.5 to 3 hours to fully experience the 9-course kaiseki tasting menu. The price for the chef-selected menu, moreover, starts at $320 per person, so you’ll want to allow time to savor the experience. A wine and sake pairing is offered at a surcharge. Guests are invited to bring their own bottles provided the labels do not match those on the beverage list. A corkage fee of $100 a bottle will be assessed.
The menu, which is not yet posted on the restaurant’s website, emphasizes cuts and breeds of Wagyu beef. In the interests of authenticity, the restaurant admonishes that a majority of dishes will not accommodate vegans or gluten allergies. If you or someone in your party has dietary restrictions, so indicate at the time of your booking.
Nikutei Futago, 341 West Broadway (bet. Broome and Kenmare Sts.), 917-965-2212.