I should’ve known something was up when I casually attempted to make reservations at Proxi and the only times I could get were for 5:30 or 8:45. Of course, I had to pull some strings to score a better reso, and I’m so happy I did!
Proxi is a masterpiece. It’s from the same team behind Michelin-starred Sepia, yet you’ll find a completely different concept, personality, flavor profiles and price points (Hint: It’s way less expensive).
The globally inspired menu is broken down into three categories: vegetables, seafood and meat. Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman gives each section equal justice.
Tempura elotes and grilled sweet potato salad were huge hits, and offered Mexican and Mediterranean accents, respectively. Coal-roasted mussels and fried fish collars in a Thai garlic-chili sauce were inspired by Asian influences, of course. The duck dumplings and Thai beef salad of Wagyu sirloin were equally impressive.
Finally, because it’s a #dryjanuary for me, I was so happy to see Proxi truly understand the concept of #mocktails. The bar team has thoughtfully considered this menu, which perfectly pairs with the cuisine. They’ve even listed the flavor profiles for each of the four drinks, from “fruity, spicy, tart” to “smoky, bitter, effervescent.”