This is Daniel Boulud’s ode to the countries that line the Mediterranean coast—from France’s Côte d’Azur to Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon and beyond. Packed and lively, the handsome room features vaulted ceilings, striped banquettes and a humming semi-open kitchen.
The menu is light and punctuated by bright ingredients, like lumache al pesto Genovese tossing haricots verts, Parmigiano Reggiano, and pignoli; as well as perfectly cooked Lone Mountain Wagyu enriched by summer squash, confit cherry tomatoes, and salsa verde. Thanks to Johana Langi, the talented pastry chef, diners are treated to such delightful bites as baklava, caramel-balsamic bonbon, and pistachio madeleines. And the famous grapefruit givré continues to live on as a dessert for the ages.