As the relaxed counterpoint to L'Atelier from dearly departed chef, Joël Robuchon, whose culinary legacy lives on in all its quality, Le Grill serves comparably excellent, contemporary and more approachable French food. While both dining rooms share the same address, a glass wall of wine separates them. Le Grill still feels cavernous, with burgundy leather couches, a long bar and black tables that all work together to enhance the sense of comfort here. Soft lighting and exposed brick warm the oversized space. Luxe touches include the sparkling crystal and gleaming rosewood paneling. Service is friendly but maintains the strict professionalism that befits any Robuchon restaurant.
This cuisine serves as a constant reminder that you are in the hands of a world-class kitchen. Begin with a salad that is elevated beyond any other, featuring herbs dressed in a lush vinaigrette and set over slices of parmesan-topped artichoke hearts. Gently cooked salmon then follows; served in a pool of saffron foam and draped with a translucent sheet of pasta, it makes for an arresting show.
Desserts are a technical yet beautiful display of edible art; while beverages—from cocktails and wine to coffee—are nothing less than enticing.