Imperial No. Nine

Top Chef alum Sam Talbot debuts this 150-seat sustainable-seafood restaurant today in the Mondrian Soho. Click here to see our exclusive slideshow of the interior and dishes, and here to download the menu.

Imperial No. Nine

King Crab a la Plancha with Sweet & Sour Butter and Crispy Garlic Chips

Imperial No. Nine

Sam Talbot is committed to working with local producers such as East New York Farms, and all the fish on the menu is chosen in consultation with Monterrey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program.

Imperial No. Nine

A beautiful collection of glassware runs down the center of the dining room.

Imperial No. Nine

The space boasts not one, but two bars.

Imperial No. Nine

The cheery marble-topped tables are the perfect place to enjoy breakfast dishes, such as a lemon-ricotta hot cake with a fried egg or a chipotle pozole with burnt onions, tomatillos and pulled turkey.

Imperial No. Nine

Lounge areas are scattered around the two dining rooms.

Imperial No. Nine

Lush green plants dot the space.

Imperial No. Nine

The second dining room has fish-scale walls and luxe gold banquettes.

Imperial No. Nine

Mixologist John Lermayer (also of The Florida Room at the Delano in Miami) whips up drinks such as the "No. Six" with Tanqueray gin, spiced rum, lavender syrup, fresh lemon juice and egg whites.

Imperial No. Nine

The front room is encased by greenhouse windows and filled with chandeliers.