MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
For a memorable night on the town, don your best dress, find a hand to hold and head to this longtime favorite tinged with a sense of bygone romance. Stop off at the circular bar and join the well-heeled couples sipping cocktails pre- or post-opera. Prime seats on the upstairs balcony overlook the bustling lower level, and stunning arched windows show off views of the street. Approachable, seasonal dishes abound on Jardinière’s menu, from tender tajarin pasta with morel mushrooms and butter to a Mediterranean-inspired duo of lamb belly and shoulder with fresh fava beans and smoked yogurt sauce. Indecisive sweet tooths will thrill to the bonne bouche, an array of candies, cookies, small cakes and profiteroles that makes a striking conclusion.