Third-generation pastry chef François Payard mixes it up in Columbus Circle with this ultra-high end bakery. Covers the basics well—madeleines, macaroons, the best baguettes you've eve... read more
When Tito met Sally—former Le Bernardin hands Rahman and Chironis join forces on a modern midtown bistro. Kitchen turns out fine French with global accents. Signature risotto of wild snails a... read more
Soaring bi-level space inside the Carlton Hotel retains classic original skylight, mosaic floor, mahogany bar. Versatile venue welcomes the hoi polloi to the downstairs lounge, with wine bar and li... read more
English is French. Eligible bachelor bounces back with versatile brasserie in the InterContinental. Sleek main dining space augmented by private rooms, lounge, market and café. Serves all th... read more
The Momofuku empire expands north with well-vetted Ssäm Bar toque Tien Ho at the helm. Franco-Vietnamese cuisine, squid salad and bánh mì for the business set. Bustling "green" (... read more
Cozy Sutton Place townhouse serving bistro classics. Serious classics: think escargot, pâté, cassoulet, and sole meuniere. Expand your culinary horizons with parmentier, a beef cheek s... read more
Maybe Alain Ducasse is mortal after all. New York outpost of venerable French chain can't seem to find its footing. Neighborhood brasserie is the goal. Daily specials nod at chef Chef Pierre Schaed... read more
Long Live He Who Survived the '80s: Sirio Maccioni is revered by foodies, chefs, nostalgia freaks, and service industry types alike. Then why the long face, or the solemn renovation a couple years ... read more
When you're sick of Italian and "new" American for your Midtown food fix, trek on over to Eighth Avenue for a proper meal of well-executed French classics. Open early, open late, you'll get the cla... read more
Discreet and intimate, with stunning attention to detail by Thomas Keller of Napa Valley's much-revered French Laundry. Warm elements of stone and wood contrast with the larger building's harsh mir... read more
Young professionals, pre-theater crowds, and self-aware movers 'n' shakers sedate themselves with copious amounts of booze and eye contact. French with modern American slant. Grilled lamb on Morocc... read more
Memorably issued humble proclamation of "best burger on earth." Seems smallish, but you'll have a hard time finishing it: juicy, savory, and perfect, with Ding Dong-style truffle and foie gras fill... read more
Chill at the bar until the theater crowd scoots, then snag a sidewalk seat and pretend you're from Cassis instead of Caldwell. Menu's more pan-French than Marseille-specific, gets creative with ver... read more
Jean-Georges's little nugget next to his Trump International flagship. Long bar ensures less formal scene, but food's every bit as inventive. Prix fixe three-course lunch is the way to go, with sea... read more
A midtown favorite, although setting trumps food. Léger stained-glass mural looms overhead while you inhale abundant poached-lobster salad. Delicious underage eats like grilled baby octopus and roa... read more
Anthony Bourdain’s not-so-confidential brasserie dedicated to good meat. Breezy feel transports you to Latin Quarter, except for all the suits stuffing the banquettes. No, Mr. Bourdain is not sauté... read more
Former Theater Row massage parlor converted to convivial French bistro by adopted sons of Josephine Baker. Long-running classic with Parisian feel from plush curtains, chandeliers, tuxedoed waiters... read more
Running on its reputation, but then that reputation is about as lofty as they come. Eric Ripert is more likely to be globetrotting than preparing the orange vinaigrette that tops your warm lobster ... read more
A New York landmark around the corner from Carnegie Hall, where many of that venue's world-class performers come for opening night after parties. Time warped, but not in a bad way. Grand entrance g... read more
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Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...