Ten is a modern-Japanese, tapas style restaurant. All of our dishes are meant to be shared, and our service staff is highly knowledgeable about the cuisine. We encourage our servers and bartenders to engage with our guests to help guide them to an optimal and fun experience in our restaurant. In addition to our well-regarded sushi offerings, which includes an assortment of appetizers, rice bowls, maki (rolls) and sashimi, Ten also features a wide array of hot dishes as well. Ten offers soups and salads which feature our own home-made broths and dressings, and we also offer an extensive list of tempura dishes with our signature house sauces. We have a variety of beef and chicken skewers available, and feature several Chef’s Specialties such as the Wagyu Tenderloin, which is served medium rare, on a five hundred degree stone with truffled herb wasabi butter. Our menu at Ten ultimately aims to offer fare that can appeal to the gamut of culinary palates.
The bar menu boasts an extensive list of Sake, carefully selected in conjunction with specialty importers. A great way to experience Sake at Ten is by ordering a “Sake Flight,” which allows for you to taste the subtle and intricate flavors of three selected varietals. Ten also features an extensive wine list available by the bottle and glass, and Asian-inspired cocktails using unique ingredients such as the “Ten” which is comprised of sake, vodka and aloe juice. Another favorite is the Ginger Manhattan, which features ginger-infused Maker’s Mark, Pimm’s, Atxa Bianca Vermouth and Angostura Bitters. On Friday and Saturday night, we offer our exclusive Tiki Menu, with our own craft spin on traditional Tiki cocktails.
The restaurant’s dining room was designed by Formwork of Charlottesville and is divided according to dark and light. The gently lit front room celebrates a twenty foot high ceiling and grand windows to create a space inspired by the night sky. Muted colors diminish perception and create a “boundless” spatial sense. The subtly reflective ceiling panels pick up a shimmering starlight effect from the dimmed “candle” sconces. The “night” space also includes the beverage bar, which is accented with luminous glass tube “bouquets” and other shimmering light effects. Intimate, high backed booth seating adds to the nocturnal mood of this space. The brighter “day” seating area is inspired by air travel, clouds. The sushi bar is rendered as a crisp white box, softened with a warm olive wood. Bright iridescent fabrics highlight the banquette seating and the relatively low ceiling is punctuated by twelve-foot high coffers at varying the “day sky” feeling of the space.