© 2017 Michelin North America
Two Stars • Excellent cooking, worth a detour
Luxury in the traditional style. Our most delightful places
Over 75 USD
The stylish façade, revolving door, sound of clinking glasses—even before you reach the dining room you feel a part of something special. This bastion of contemporary French cooking epitomizes the “special occasion,” but even those with money to burn treat it with respect. Translucent Limoges-tiled chandeliers hanging from the soaring ceiling dominate the main room. If you’re at one of the raised tables, you get to look down—literally rather than patronizingly—onto your fellow diners through neo-classical arches. Yet thanks to the personable staff, such grandeur never stifles the animated atmosphere. The kitchen is as sophisticated as the setting and reflects an obvious classical education, yet remains free from the tyranny of tradition. Behold the slow-poached sea scallops served with purple potatoes and a burst of parsley vinaigrette. Bluenose grouper is arranged atop cauliflower purée, surrounded by crispy florets, and finished with a mussel-saffron sauce for a presentation that is as theatrical as delicious. For dessert, sample the divine "Illanka"-a dark chocolate and espelette crémeux with a blackberry-orange blossom sorbet that practically upstages the season's best fruit.
- Notable wine list
- Notable cocktail list
- Private dining rooms