MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Nothing shouts “Brit” like a billiards room and there’s one to be enjoyed at this swanky dining den of the Edition hotel—a collaboration between restaurateur Stephen Starr and British chef Jason Atherton. The restaurant shares the same decorative style as sibling Berners Tavern, which is housed inside the London Edition, with high ceilings, handsome wood-paneling and every inch of wall space covered with framed pictures of the good and great. But whereas the London elder is one huge room, this handsome retreat comes divided into three manageable sections, all attended to by a cadre of affable and attentive service staff. There's a subtle and contemporary British accent to the menu too. Their version of fish and chips takes the national dish to a whole new level, with sweet English peas and triple-cooked chips, while a chutney made from plum and shallots is served with tender roasted Long Island duck and woodsy chanterelles. However, there are other European influences at play, so you may start with a decadent crab and uni risotto, or perfectly done quail and pigeon pie. Make sure to end this feast by sharing a plump, bronzed apple tarte Tatin for two coupled with vanilla ice cream.