New York City
Annisa, located in the West Village, is an expression of celebrity chef Anita Lo’s Chinese-American roots and French culinary training. Reopened after burning down in a 2009 electrical fire, the sleek, minimalist dining room is now adorned with feng shui design elements, such as copper-red tones, water-filled vases, buried Chinese coins, and a mirror meant to attract good energy. The menu showcases Lo’s innovative French-Asian cuisine, with favorites including the miso marinated sable and the seared foie gras with soup dumplings. Named after the Arabic word for “women,” Annisa also features wine selections chosen primarily from female vintners and vineyard-owners.