What happens when two long-standing French chefs (Jacques Fox of the Culinary Institute LeNôtre and David Denis of Le Mistral) and a French sommelier (Sylvain Denis, also of Le Mistral) launch a restaurant together? You get a beautiful, well-designed restaurant with a huge open kitchen, plenty of windows, and a selection of dishes elegant enough for either business lunches or date nights.
The $79 five-course chef’s menu features foie gras; scallops with spinach ravioli and lobster “cappuccino”; Chilean sea bass with risotto and sugar snap peas; beef tenderloin; and opera cake. That sounds like an ideal date-night dinner to us. Need to really impress someone and have the bucks to do so? Spring for the Petrossian caviar with two glasses of bubbly, $120 for the set. On the more reasonable side, the three-course business lunch for $27 may be just what you’re looking for.