At the 3-month-old Sen in Levittown, a Zen-like aura prevails.
“It feels like I’m at a spa,” remarked my pal, taking pleasure in the soothing decor, mood lighting and new age background music.
The pan Asian restaurant, nearly invisible from the street, is an oasis of style in a worn- looking strip mall. It's hard to find but worth the effort, since its Chinese-Thai-Japanese menu is both well priced and well executed.
An appetizer of grilled Chilean sea bass with black-rice risotto was ingeniously plated, the fish lightly glazed, ginger-infused, delectable. If only the rice weren’t so sweet. From the sushi bar, a sushi-sashimi combo couldn't have been fresher. Yet another rice issue, though: too cold.
A lunch size portion of eggplant in garlic sauce with chicken had both nuance and zing. For a big $5.50, it came with a choice of egg roll, soup or soda. Girlfriend chose an egg roll – the standard variety – and was not let down.
Sen is at 636D Wantagh Ave., Levittown, 516-520-8811.