Talde was opened in 2012 by 3 partners including Top Chef alumni Dale Talde. The decor is tavern-like and casual. There is a small bar in the front and a long narrow dining room with an open kitchen & chefs counter. The menu is modernized Asian food; taking influences from places like Korea, Thailand & Talde's native Philippines. There are time tested staples like their pretzel pork & chive dumplings, kung pao wings with peanuts and Korean fried chicken. You will see dishes you recognize like pad thai and tom kha soup but they are entirely re-imagined and presented beautifully. I've traveled all around the world and this is still one of my all time favorite places.