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Chef Ji's Moon Jar in Fort Lee doesn't actually serve salad in a martini glass -- it's in the center of a plate with the martini glass upended and covering it. And on the base of the glass is a pile of chopped ahi tuna with caviar.
That appetizer is one of seven small plates or Crescent Moon Plates on a revised menu at the Korean fusion restaurant from Ji Cha, who once competed on Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen." There are six entree-size Full Moon Plates on the menu, as well, and such specials as a brie-stuffed burger.
The restaurant, which has been open only for dinner starting at 5:30, will begin serving bento-box lunches on Oct. 15.
On Saturday night, I ordered the martini-glass enhanced ahi tuna parfait with Tobiko caviar (flying-fish roe) and mesclun salad in a wasabi vinaigrette ($10.25) and what are described as shrimp scampi dumplings ($14.25). Delicious.
Equally good was Chef Ji's version of vegetable fried rice ($2) and a glass of pinot noir ($7).
Crescent Moon Plates are $6.25 to $10.25 and Full Moon Plates are $12.25 to $15.25.
Chef Ji's Moon Jar, 1636 Palisade Ave., Fort Lee; 201-363-0097.