The interior has a very industrial, NY feel. The menu changes weekly and includes five or seven course tasting options (each with a an omnivore or vegetarian alternative) for $65 or $85. After 8:30pm, there is also a $40 four-course chef’s choice menu. There are additional supplemental courses available like a cheese course or foie gras or steak for two. Drink pairings are available and include a mix of beer, wine, and cocktails. The two main Chef's are Asian and Russian, and you can definitely see the influences in the food.
I went with a group of four, and we opted for the seven course tasting menu with two bottles of wine to share. The wine list had only a few selections by the glass, but an extensive selection by the bottle including several rare and unusual varietals. We shared one white (orange) a 2009 Monastero Suore Cistercensi "Coenobium Rusticum" Bianco, and a red NV Frank Cornelissen Etna MunJebel Rosso. The wines were amazing, and at the end of our meal, the staff told us how excited the sommelier was that we had selected them!
The first course was a parsnip soup with a giant oyster, country ham, and fresh cranberries. This was one of my favorite dishes, I love parsnip soup and the tart cranberries and smoky ham were a perfect contrast.
The second course was a mackerel sashimi with a sun choke puree and sliced scallion. This was light and fresh, and I enjoyed the combination of the sashimi and sun choke.
The fifth course was the quail, which came with two legs cooked perfectly and served with a citrus puree (grapefruit) and chiles.
The sixth course was the pork with turnip and bitter greens, which was delicious and the perfect way to finish the savory portion of the meal.
Dessert was a plate with little bites of french toast, and several accompaniments including orange, coffee, and chocolate ice cream.
Overall I had a fantastic experience at Journeyman and would definitely go back. I'd be curious to try the four course menu which is chef's choice, and see if the selections are completely different than the set menus.