Masa, the very expensive Japanese restaurant at the Time Warner Center gets four stars from New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni: Sushi at Masa Is a Zen Thing.
Simply put, Masa engineers discrete moments of pure elation that few if any other restaurants can match.
It also becomes the first Japanese restaurant in New York to garner four stars from the Times since Hatsuhana in 1983. Bruni's experiences sound incredible, and yet as much as I love sushi, I can't fathom spending $350 per person (not including tip, tax, or drinks) to experience it. Not even if I saved up a dollar every day for year. It sure sounds yummy though. Maybe someday someone will treat me to a dinner there. That would be ideal!