Don Wagyu - New York
Luxury lunching gets a boost in Manhattan's Financial District with the arrival of Don Wagyu, which serves $28, $80 and $180 wagyu sandwiches accompanied by a side of salt-and-nori skinny fries and housemade pickles.
Opened by restaurateur Derek Feldman and chef Samuel Clonts (both of Bar Uchū fame), Don Wagyu is Manhattan's first restaurant to serve these katsu "sandos," or Japanese sandwiches made with fried wagyu beef. They're aiming to make only 200 a day.
The sandos are priced as such because of the quality of meat, ranging from "Washugyu," a cross between Black Angus and Tajima wagyu, to "A5 Ozaki," which hails from a Japanese family farm. The beef is aged in-house in a custom-designed aging room the same size as the dining room, which includes only six stools.